Earthenware dish, Bernard Palissy

Earthenware dish, Bernard Palissy

Earthenware dish
Bernard Palissy
France
1565-1585
Museum no. 5476-1859

This dramatic dish with its lush decoration of slithering snakes, lizards, fish and other creatures is characteristic of work by the 16th century potter, Bernard Palissy. Palissy is famed for his ceramics with reliefs cast from reptiles and fish, and his developments with coloured glazes.