A Portuguese Majolica Palissy style large crab plate glazed with vivid colors from the mid 20th century. Features a hyper-realistic high-relief crab occupying the center of the plate, surrounded by motifs of the sea such as mussels and corals. The maker took his inspiration from Bernard Palissy, the French craftsman who famously created this unique style of decorating his 'rusticware' with a realistic depiction of animals in high relief during the French Renaissance. The Portuguese artist's tribute to Palissy is an exquisite 1950s version of these highly decorative plates. Made of a multitude of colors such as reds, blues, greens and yellows. Stamped on the back Jose Alvaro Caldas da Rainha Portugal.
12" Diameter X 2.5" H
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