Trompe-l’oeil platters that come with their own seafood permanently attached. 19th century, with designs following the ideas of Bernard Palissy, a French 16th century potter. These by Léon Brard.

Oval dish decorated with red mullet, a crab, and a seashell in relief.
Oval dish decorated with red mullet, a crab, and a seashell in relief. Stylized pattern with blue border. Signed “Léon Brard” in cursive. Léon Brard, maker (1830-1902). Image © Majolica and proantic. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=496926
Round dish with polychrome decoration of a crab and two fish in relief in the center.
Round dish with polychrome decoration of a crab and two fish in relief in the center. Stylized pattern with blue border. Signed “Léon Brard” in cursive. Léon Brard, maker (1830-1902). Image © Majolica and proantic. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=324199
Dish decorated with a lobster in relief.
Dish decorated with a lobster in relief. Stylized pattern with blue border. Signed “Léon Brard” in cursive. Léon Brard, maker (1830-1902). Image © Majolica and proantic. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=496927

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