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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Dish

ca. 1555-65 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Dish, elliptic, white ground, with reptiles, shells, and etc. in relief.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lead-glazed earthenware with cast, moulded and applied decoration and coloured lead glazes
Brief Description
Lead-glazed earthenware with cast, moulded and applied decoration and coloured lead glazes. Bernard Palissy or follower. French, Saintes?, 1555-65 or later
Physical Description
Dish, elliptic, white ground, with reptiles, shells, and etc. in relief.
Dimensions
  • Length: 27.5cm
  • Width: 22.8cm
  • Height: 4.7cm
  • Weight: 0.68kg
Gallery Label
Dish, probably Paris region, follower of Bernard Palissy, 1580-1620(2010 (TAB))
Object history
At the time of acquisition, this plateau was described as 'Palissy ware' and then subsequently as 'probably made by Bernard Palissy, second half 16th century'.

Recent research (see Techne, no.47) into museum collections and into excavated material has shown that many of the plateaus and dishes referred to as ‘rustiques figulines’ can be attributed directly to the workshop of Bernard Palissy. Because of the clay composition of a large number of these works, there is a strong suggestion that they were made in his workshop in Saintes, but this is not definitive. They are largely dated to 1555 to 1565, prior to the documented time Palissy was working in Paris.
Production
Saintes?
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Techne, no.47 (2019). Centre de recherché et de restauration des musées de France. Bernard Palissy, Nouveaux regards sur la céramique francaise aux XVI et XVII siecles (p.122, fig,5) for similiar dish in the collection at Sevres
Collection
Accession Number
418-1854

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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