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A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL CHARGER
A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL CHARGER

CIRCA 1865 - 1887, IMPRESSED CROWNED UPPERCASE MARK FOR M.(ANUEL) MAFRA, CALDAS, PORTUGAL

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A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL CHARGER
Circa 1865 - 1887, impressed crowned uppercase mark for M.(anuel) Mafra, Caldas, Portugal
The center moulded and applied with a large lobster and two tethered fish, the border with three crabs among clams, mussels and a sea urchin, resting on a hilly mossy frit ground, the reverse pierced for hanging
20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) diameter

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