A reproduction of a fish plate from Apulia in south Italy, possibly the work of the 'Flatfish Painter', dating to the late 4th century BC and now in the Louvre.

Fish plates were first produced in Athens during the Fifth Century BC, but most surviving examples originate from South Italy. The sealife depicted and wave pattern encircling the rim reflects the plate's use as a container for holding fish sauce; the sauce would have been placed in the dipped area in the centre.

Hand-painted for us in Greece.

dimensions Height: 4cm Diameter: 16cm

red-figure fish plate

  • Code: VO-226
  • Status: In Stock
  • £60.00

  • excl tax: £50.00