Eastern India (Bodhgaya, Bihar)
Façade from Sir Paul Pindar's House, about 1600
The decoration on this dish is made from life-cast. The frogs, lizards and other creatures were first suffocated in vinegar and urine so their bodies remained pristine. The dish is probably the work of Bernard Palissy, patronised by French royalty for his extravagant and technically innovative works. His blurring ofart and nature is another characteristic of the Mannerist style.