Dish with the figure of Pomona, follower of Bernard Palissy

Dish with the figure of Pomona, follower of Bernard Palissy

Dish with the figure of Pomona
Follower of Bernard Palissy
France
About 1600
Earthenware, moulded, with coloured lead- glaze
Museum no. 7170-1860

Representing the popular subject of Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees and orchards, gave the artist here an excuse for including a wonderful array of cultivated flowers and gardening implements. In this dish by a follower of Bernard Palissy, Pomona is set against the backdrop of a magnificent French landscape garden. The image has been adapted from a Dutch print to produce a highly decorative display object.