Featured Researching interesting seafood plate. Made in Portugal

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by rangerden, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. rangerden

    rangerden New Member

    Hello folks, this is my first post. I am just a curious collector of mostly vintage toys from my youth in the late 70's and 80's, mostly for nostalgia, but sometimes I come across something a at a Thrift store that I just can't leave behind.
    This seafood plate, made in Portugal is in very good shape and I did some keyword searches like " portugal lobster ceramic plate" and found similar items in the $100 - $1,200 value range. There is some writing on the back of the plate and with some initial research I found "CALDAS DA RAINHA" and one of the artist may be A. Miguel, but I don't know how to find out the approximate date or value of this interesting plate. Any help would be extremely appreciated!! IMG_5697.jpg IMG_5699.jpg IMG_5702.jpg IMG_5700.jpg IMG_5699.jpg IMG_5697.jpg IMG_5699.jpg IMG_5700.jpg IMG_5701.jpg IMG_5702.jpg IMG_5697.jpg IMG_5699.jpg IMG_5700.jpg IMG_5701.jpg IMG_5702.jpg IMG_5697.jpg IMG_5699.jpg IMG_5700.jpg IMG_5701.jpg IMG_5702.jpg
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  2. Bakersgma

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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    It's modern Palissy ware. Given name is stamped, I would think A. Miguel the name of the fabrica which, would have been located as given, in the Portuguese pottery center of Caldas da Rainha. Does look older but not old old. In what part of the world did you find it?


  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  7. Ce BCA

    Ce BCA Well-Known Member

    And to add it's also a wonderful area to visit and generally not too packed outside of the very height of the holiday season.
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  8. rangerden

    rangerden New Member

    Hi Debora, I found it in Eastern Canada, in a Salvation Army Thrift store in the Province of New Brunswick. Thanks
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  9. rangerden

    rangerden New Member

    Here is a full photo of the back of the plate. It measures approx. 10-1/2" inches across.
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  10. rangerden

    rangerden New Member

    Hi Debora, how can we tell the age and/or value of something like this?
  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I didn't realize yours was designed as a wall hanging. Not to be facetious but... Value is what someone will pay for it. You just have to find sold comparables. I like to use eBay because it's easy to search Completed vs. Sold vs. current listings to get an idea of collector interest. Condition will impact value, of course, but those sea anemones are rather unusual.

    As to age... Not my area of expertise but... If I had to make an educated guess, I'd think pre-mass tourism (1960s-1970s.) 1950s perhaps? You might contact the museum and ask when A. Miguel was active. The contact information is here and they will speak English.


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  12. rangerden

    rangerden New Member

    Thank you so much Debora, I really appreciate your help with this. Cheers!
  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member


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