Majolica Palissy Ware type dish in fine condition.
Depicting a snake, 2 lizards and 3 beetles in a grassy knoll.
Impressed mark for M. Mafra, Caldas, Portugal, circa 1870-80. The crown mark indicates a date after 1870 when Mafra achieved royal patronage.
12” diameter, 4” high.
There is a similar plate in the Victoria & Albert Museum, Ceramics Collection, London, UK. Museum number CIRC. 435-1965