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The feature print today is titled ‘Siege de la Colonne de Pompee-Science in the pillory’ by James Gillray and dated 1799. Turks and Bedouins besiege the base of a tall Corinthian column, on which is a group of terrified French savants. They have lit a fire at the base of the column whose smoke ascends in an expanding cloud; other Arabs advance with sheaves of reeds to feed the flames. On the small platform eight Frenchmen are crowded together; one, with wings attached to his shoulders and arms, steps into the void, stretching out his arms to a balloon, already wrecked by musket-fire. Their commander (probably Bonaparte), who wears a large plumed cocked hat and an order, shouts to the besiegers, holding up a placard 'Vive Mahomet Qui protegoit les Sciences'. A man kneeling beside him clasps him in terror; from his pocket issues a paper: 'Projet pour Bruler la Mecque'. A stout man (left) is about to hurl down a (? celestial) globe and a scientific instrument; another prepares to fling a large book: 'Le Ciel Revolutionné ou les Constellations Sans-culottisés'. 25 October 2020
Here we have a Poster by Picasso, for the 1953 Ceramics Exhibtion at Vallauris in the South of France, where he was working at the time. We do not have any of his pottery for sale but have a selection of pottery bowls made in the area, featured in the 20 June Blog. 11 October 2020
We show here some bowls from studio potteries in Vallauris, South of France. Many people have visited the town as tourists, following Picasso who lived and worked here after the War. These items we offer are part of a collection we bought fom a family who lived in the area and brought them to England on their return. They were made in the 1950s and 1960s and can be used as focus items in a decorative scheme or, with care, as functional items. They brighten the room and in times when we cannot travel remind us of the South of France. These bowls are for sale on our page of 20th century Ceramics.
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© S and J Abbott Ceramics Plus February 2021

The feature print today is titled ‘Siege de la Colonne de Pompee-Science in the pillory’ by James Gillray and dated 1799. Turks and Bedouins besiege the base of a tall Corinthian column, on which is a group of terrified French savants. They have lit a fire at the base of the column whose smoke ascends in an expanding cloud; other Arabs advance with sheaves of reeds to feed the flames. On the small platform eight Frenchmen are crowded together; one, with wings attached to his shoulders and arms, steps into the void, stretching out his arms to a balloon, already wrecked by musket-fire. Their commander (probably Bonaparte), who wears a large plumed cocked hat and an order, shouts to the besiegers, holding up a placard 'Vive Mahomet Qui protegoit les Sciences'. A man kneeling beside him clasps him in terror; from his pocket issues a paper: 'Projet pour Bruler la Mecque'. A stout man (left) is about to hurl down a (? celestial) globe and a scientific instrument; another prepares to fling a large book: 'Le Ciel Revolutionné ou les Constellations Sans-culottisés'. 25 October 2020
Here we have a Poster by Picasso, for the 1953 Ceramics Exhibtion at Vallauris in the South of France, where he was working at the time. We do not have any of his pottery for sale but have a selection of pottery bowls made in the area, featured in the 20 June Blog. 11 October 2020
We show here some bowls from studio potteries in Vallauris, South of France. Many people have visited the town as tourists, following Picasso who lived and worked here after the War. These items we offer are part of a collection we bought fom a family who lived in the area and brought them to England on their return. They were made in the 1950s and 1960s and can be used as focus items in a decorative scheme or, with care, as functional items. They brighten the room and in times when we cannot travel remind us of the South of France. These bowls are for sale on our page of 20th century Ceramics.