Superb large majolica platter by Minton known as the Palissy or Renaissance platter decorated with relief moulded figures of the Roman Gods Neptune, Selene, Juno and Mercury lounging in between 4 shallow dishes around the edge of the platter and surrounding a large central dish. Typically decorated in green, blue and brown and with a golden ochre patterned band snaking around the plate framing the scenes.
The piece is unmarked as far as I can see but there are many other fully marked examples available of this model, all dating from c.1860 and it is also illustrated in the Minton section of the International Majolica Society's website.
It measures 36.5cm (14 3/8") long, 31cm (12 1/4") wide and 4.5cm (1 3/4") high.
Condition is excellent with no damage and just light surface wear good and commensurate for age and use.
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