hare pottery

Hand-Painted Ceramics For Sale

All individually painted by hand, only available in limited editions...

The images are taken from books made seven centuries ago for the 69th Bishop of Metz, Renaud de Bar (1303 d. 1316, reputedly poisoned) for his use in the Church. They are lavishly illuminated and in addition to the major decoration contain more than a thousand small figures in the margins whose only apparent purpose is to amuse and delight. Hare Pottery of Ballydehob has been set up to publish some of these images, chiefly those showing the hare.

Renaud de Bar was the fourth son of Thibaut Count of Bar and Jeanne de Toucy. The chief residence of the counts was at Bar-le-Duc, although there was a house in Paris and in Metz. Read more...

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