London, South Kensington
7 July 2005
FROM THE ESTATES OF DR. & MRS. LESLIE DORNFIELD
A FRENCH PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL OVAL PLATTER
CIRCA 1850-70, ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH LANDAIS
Naturalistically modelled with a slithering snake fighting with a frog, the border applied with a lizard and a chameleon among shells, ivy and oak leaves, the reverse pierced for hanging (some slight chipping)
19½ in. x 16¼ in. (49.6 cm. x 41.2 cm.)
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Marshall Katz and Robert Lehr, Palissy Ware (London, 1996), p. 80, fig. 64.
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