[NUMBER 428] 428 LARGE OVAL DISH OF FAIENCE BY BERNARD PALISSY FRENCH, 16TH CENTURY The Baptism of Christ. In the centre the figure of Christ, standing in the waters of the Jordan, receiving the Baptism from St. John. The latter stands on a grassy plot to the left with a lamb at his ride and holding the cross. To the left three angels in robes of blue and yellow, of whom one carries the tunic of Christ. In the sky the Holy Ghost and angels and beneath in the lower background other figures and buildings. Rusticated marli with coquillages, animais and leaves. The painting done in multi-colored enamels. The reverse jaspé enamel. Length, 191/2 inches; width, 141/2 inches Described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1891, vol. 2, p. 57, No. 64. SALE, PARIS, 1893, CATALOGUE NUMBER 655; Atlas, Plate XVIII. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 180