Tattersall's Arcade, Queen St & 32 Corunna St, Albion

19th Century, Portuguese 'Palissy Ware' Plate by Jose A. Cunha
19th Century, Portuguese 'Palissy Ware' Plate by Jose A. Cunha
19th Century, Portuguese 'Palissy Ware' Plate by Jose A. Cunha
19th Century, Portuguese 'Palissy Ware' Plate by Jose A. Cunha
19th Century, Portuguese 'Palissy Ware' Plate by Jose A. Cunha
19th Century, Portuguese 'Palissy Ware' Plate by Jose A. Cunha

19th Century, Portuguese 'Palissy Ware' Plate by Jose A. Cunha

$2,300 AUD

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This rare 'Palissy Ware' wall plate was crafted in the third quarter of the 19th Century by Jose Alves Cunha. This particular plate depicts a lizard, a snake and several bugs on a textured ceramic ground, decorated with polychrome enamels. The piece dates to circa 1875 and was crafted in Caldas Rainha in Portugal where a large amount of 'Palissy Ware' style ceramics were created during the 19th Century. The piece is designed to be hung on a wall or pillar and is fully marked for manfacture by Cunha.

Palissy ware refers to earthenware in the taste of Frenchman Bernard Palissy (c.1510-1590) who created ceramics in a way he at the time called 'rustique'. His technique of lead glazed earthenware in a sombre colour palette typically depicted animals and bugs. During the 19th Century several makers revived this style and began producing work in the taste of Palissy.

Measures - 24cm D

 

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