A 19th Century Palissy Ware plaque featuring a fish and a langoustine on a leaf. Stamped Polakowski & Cie, Roumazieres to the underside and probably made by Alfred Renoleau, circa 1889-1891.


Palissy Ware is a 19th century term for ceramics produced in the style of French potter Bernard Palissy. This style of pottery is characterized by 3D ceramics of aquatics, snakes, fish, lizards, frogs, and snails arranged onto plates, wall art and platters. Palissy ware was also the name given by Minton & Co for the earthenware known as 'majolica'.

A 19th Century French Palissy Ware Plaque, 1889-1891

  • Height: 38.0cm
    Width: 30.5cm
    Depth: 2.0cm