late 1500s

circle of Bernard Palissy

(French, 1510–1589)
Overall: 49 x 40 cm (19 5/16 x 15 3/4 in.)
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Coiled snakes, slinking lizards, and scaly fish adorn this decorative platter. Some of the naturalistic details were formed using casts of real animals.


late 1500s

Bernard Palissy

(French, 1510–1589)
France, 16th century


Palissy’s Inspiration

Lead Glaze

How It Was Made

Rustic Ware

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