late 1500s

circle of Bernard Palissy

(French, 1510-1589)

Lead-glazed earthenware

Overall: 49 x 40 cm (19 5/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1986.57

Did you know?

Coiled snakes, slinking lizards, and scaly fish adorn this decorative platter. Some of the naturalistic details were formed using casts of real animals.


Palissy’s Inspiration
Lead Glaze
How It Was Made
Rustic Ware
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