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PALISSY WARE MAJOLICA FIGURAL LOBSTER PLATE Very nice Palissy Ware majolica figural lobster dinner plate. Holds impressed maker's marks to bottom. 19th century.

The Palissy ware plate decorated with snakes, snails, crayfish and a profusion of plants, ferns and fauna had been made by Charles-Jean Avisseau. Oi!

An unusual 19th Century pottery coffee pot, filter and cover of Palissy Ware design, moulded in bold relief with lizards and frogs, and with snake pattern handle, 7ins high (incised "L" to base)

Wedgewood Majolica china dog and plates. Victorian Majolica was originated by Mintons Ltd, who exhibited it at the Great Exhibition of 1851 under the name Palissy ware. Named for the eccentric 16th century potter Bernard Palissy for its naturalistic plant and animal motifs molded in relief and splashed with bold color and clear glazes.

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Vintage Strawberry Majolica Plate Czech

Vintage Strawberry Majolica Plate

Many Majolica plates depict the food that is meant to be served upon them. (Be careful not to serve food on vintage Majolica platters, since the glazes likely contain lead!)