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Antique Palissy Style Majolica Spider Crab Plate Charger Oyster Shell Ceramic

Antique Palissy Style Majolica Spider Crab Plate Charger Oyster Shell Ceramic

$ 575.00

~~Geaux Vintage Antiques ~~

 

LARGE Antique Palissy Style Majolica Spider Crab Plate Charger Oyster Shell Ceramic 13”

 

~Direct from Europe~

~From our most recent container, a stunning three dimensional antique majolica crab charger!~

~It’s so hard to find these larger 13” chargers, and this one has ALL the features we look for in palissy/majolica!~

~Huge three dimensional crab on a textured and mottled ground of sand, oysters, seaweed and shells~

~(Being from Louisiana, of course this crab is one of my favorites!)~

~No maker’s mark, possibly from Portugal~

~c1900~

 

 

INTERESTING HISTORY ON PALISSY WARE:

 

Bernard Palissy (1510-1590), a great French Renaissance potter, created a style of ceramic art that reproduced three-dimensional still lifes. This pottery, known as palissy ware, is characterized by colorful majolica (tin) glazes and includes high relief surface decoration. It enjoyed widespread popularity in the sixteenth century, and was often imitated during Palissy's lifetime and for many years thereafter. Palissy copied things like the fish, frogs, lizards, floral and fauna found in or near Paris. He patterned the fish after those found in the Seine River and the fossil shells are easily recognized as the tertiary shells of the Paris basin. These pièces rustiques, as Palissy himself called them, were made for decorative purposes only. Nearly 250 years after Palissy's death, Charles-Jean Avisseau, also a French ceramist, rediscovered the lost secrets of Palissy which energized a revivalist movement in France and the Portuguese town of Caldas da Rainha that would last until the beginning of the twentieth century. Extensive collections of palissy ware can be found in the Louvre and the Musée de Cluny in Paris.


Measurements:

13” x 13” x 2.5”.


THIS LISTING IS FOR THE CRAB PLATE ONLY.

THE LOBSTER PLATE IS SOLD SEPARATELY!

 

NOTE:  All of our antiques are direct from Europe.   I personally select each item for the quality, design and unique characteristics that you will always find in our distinctive inventory at Geaux Vintage Antiques!

PLEASE SHOP OUR STORE and feel free to email with any questions!

 

Shipping:

Professional packaging and shipping on this item will be $35.00. (Lower 48 states only).    Professionally prepared for shipment by UPS/FedEx  with CUSTOMIZED PACKAGING, fully insured and delivered PROMPTLY AND DIRECTLY to your door by UPS (or FedEx).

 

Condition:

This item is in good condition for its age, with normal signs of age and use, dings, scratches, and other imperfections.   

 I always provide multiple photos that should be considered as an integral part of the description and I encourage you to email me with any questions you might have prior to bidding.  Please keep in mind antique furniture should be purchased for its uniqueness, higher quality material and craftsmanship and antique patina, charm and character….NOT for like-new condition!!!

 

Geaux Vintage Antiques has a large inventory of  French, English and European antique furniture, as well as an outstanding selection of antique home décor, all personally selected for your home or office!

 

 …”with all that, why Geaux anywhere else?”…

 


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