14 - 15 April 2011
A MASSIVE FRENCH PALISSYWARE TROMPE L'OEIL OVAL PLATTER
THE FRONT SIGNED AND DATED WITH AN AR. MONOGRAM AND 94, THE REVERSE SIGNED IN SCRIPT ARENOLEAU F(AIT) 1894.
The center molded and applied with a large lobster clutching a fish in his left claw, resting among seaweed on a mottled green and blue ground
37 in. (94 cm.) wide
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