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Very rare massive Palissy ware spider crab motif charger by Renoleau.


Code: 3015


Di: 18.5" (47 cm)

Extremely rare and very fine quality very large Palissy ware spider crab charger by Alfred Renoleau, one of the greatest exponents of this type of pottery. The spider crab motif is rarely found and unusually this piece concentrates on a single subject rather than an assemblage of various creatures more commonly found in Palissy ware. It is set against an apple green glaze ground striated with radiating lines of darker hues which give an energetic feel to the work. It is fully signed on the front edge by the artist and dated 1881. French