Palissy style majolica ewer with cover and stand by Mafra

By Mafra, Manuel Cipriano Gomes (Portuguese, 1829-1905)

£4,500

This splendid antique ewer is a superb example of Palissy style majolica, which is famous for depicting natural imagery with a startling realism.

 

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Description

Modelled as a green mossy mound, the handle in the figure of a lizard, the body applied with earthy coloured figures of geckos and insects around it, the ewer topped with the figure of a brown toad.

Marked to the base 'M.MAFRA / CALDAS / PORTUGAL'

Details

Artist / Maker
By Mafra, Manuel Cipriano Gomes (Portuguese, 1829-1905)
Country of Origin
Portuguese
Date of Manufacture
c. 1865-87
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Animal / Animalier, Bizarre, Palissy Style
Material
Ceramic, Majolica
Colour
Brown, Green

Dimensions

Height
34 cm / 13.4 inches
Width
26 cm / 10.2 inches
Depth
26 cm / 10.2 inches

Reference:
006456

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