An ebonised glass dome with a reclining figure of St Jean. Saint Jean was a French Jesuit missionary who traveled to New France (Canada) in 1625. There he worked primarily with the Huron for the rest of his life, except for a few years in France from 1629 to 1633.
From about 1755, Paul-Louis Cyffl� modelled figures in a body called terre de pipe (sometimes called terre-de-Lorraine), a soft white earthenware that is a kind of unglazed faience fine with a superficial resemblance to biscuit, or un-glazed, porcelain.
H260mm x W300mm
Available to view at
21 Ariki Street
Grey Lynn, Auckland
Phone: 09 360 9858 or 027 414 0081
Mon - Fri: 10am ~ 6pm
Sat: On Request