A Palissy Ware serving dish featuring an underwater scene of a newt, frog and sea snails, circa 1880

Old crack to one side (pictured)


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 Dish, circa 1880

  • Height: 25.5cm
    Width: 40.5cm
    Depth: 5.0cm