Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Majolica Palissy snake & bird nest wall pocket

Victorian, circa 1890. 8.3ins high, 4.4ins wide, 2.5ins depth. Majolica wall pocket which features a snake coiled around a birds nest.

Colouration: green, brown, grey, are predominant.

Book reference not found.


CONDITION: Generally good. Some small flakes to the shredded clay.

KILN EFFECTS: a few over glazed shrinkage lines to the leaves;

a few specks of kiln detritus caught in the glaze to the fern, snake and nest.

RESTORATION: section to snake reglued and joins retouched;

retouched flakes to snake's head, rim and fern.

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