18 May 1999
A moulded oval dish of Palissy type
Late 16th Century
Of conventional type, the centre moulded with an eel, a frog, a crustacean, four fish and scattered shells, within a mottled blue and manganese border similarly moulded with waterplants, ferns, a newt and shells, the underside splashed in blue, green and brown (restorations)
22 in. (57 cm.) wide
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Cf. A.V.B. Norman, Wallace Collection Catalogue of Ceramics (1976), pp. 330 and 331, no. C174 for an example of similar type.
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