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Two Large Palissy Caldas Portuguese Ceramic Crab Plates circa 1900

Two large Palissy glazed ceramic crab plates circa 1900 by the Portuguese maker caldas. These intriguing plates take their inspiration from Bernard Palissy, a Frenchman, who invented a method of brilliant glazes in the sixteenth century. Using the natural world around him he often cast his sculptures from life ensuring their lifelike appearance. These plates feature two different types of crabs set within a natural appearing seascape of sand and open mussel shells. The variation in the colors is testament to the superb skill of the Portuguese potters who created each plate by hand. Please be sure to enlarge the photographs to see the consummate details in closeup.
# 06UFMA9

DIMENSIONS

13.00" w x 13.00" d x 2.00" h

33.02cm w x 33.02cm d x 5.08cm h