Portugese Palissy plate stamped Jose A(lves) Cunha and Caldas Rainha. Handmade circa 1860-85. Measures 11.5" across x 3.25" high. Features a bumpy skinned toad, a salamander, sea worms, and butterflies on a thickly textured sea grass ground. Excellent condition, no repairs. For related examples, please see "Portugese Palissey Ware" by Marshall P. Katz, 1999, plates 71, 73 & 83.
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