A 19th Century Palissy Ware Bowl by Alfred Renoleau, featuring amphibious reptiles, Stamped Polakowski & Cie, Roumazieres to the underside alongside A Renoleau and Ceramiste stamp, circa 1889-1891.
This bowl bares a resemblance to Palissy ware plate similar in style to that of the plate on page 177 of "Palissy Ware" by M P Katz & R Lehr.
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 Palissy Ware Bowl by Alfred Renoleau, circa 1889-91