French Palissy ware platter

French Palissy ware platter

A French Palissy ware platter, 19th century, 19 1/2 inches wide by 14 1/2 inches high. Water motif platter with modeled and applied coiled snake, pike, carp, crawfish, lizard, salamander and frog with scattered shells and insects. Large firing crack to underside, restoration of a hairline crack to the stream and leg of the crawfish. $1,875. (Courtesy of Heritage Auctions, www.ha.com)

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