Dish with the figure of Pomona
Follower of Bernard Palissy
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.