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 sea life 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.
red-figure fish plate
- Height: 4cm Diameter: 16cm
They are all made in Greece in the workshop of the Lioulias family, with whom It's All Greek is proud to have been working since 2004.
The vases themselves are manufactured in Greece, the images are then applied by transfer, before being painted by hand.