Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Rare Mafra Palissy Majolica Sloth & Mischief Flower Holder

Circa 1890. 6.7ins high, 5.9ins wide, 5.9ins depth. Mafra Portuguese Palissy Majolica flower holder which features a monkey riding on the back of a tortoise.

Colouration: brown, grey, green, are predominant.

This piece represents 'Sloth and Mischief', originally an artwork by L.A. Malpempre.

The piece bears maker's marks for the Mafra pottery.



KILN EFFECTS: a few specks of kiln detritus caught in the glaze.


RESTORATION. Filled chip to end of monkey's tail and left ear.

Retouched flake to tortoise's chin and monkey's right ear.

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