Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gambier Clay Pipe - Diane de Poitiers

Clay head of Diana of Poitiers (1499-1566) , a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier at the courts of kings Francois I and Henry II of France.

This was a showpiece to be exhibited in a shop window. It is the work of Gambier, the most famous clay pipe-maker of the nineteenth century.

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