This is a huge ceramic boat shaped dish, made in Brittany, France, from the 1980's.
Glazed navy blue on the inside and outside, it is beautifully detailed in the exact shape of a fishing boat, flat at the back and rising gently to a point, at the front, with ridges reminiscent of boat timbers.
It is extra large, measuring 40cms/ 15¾" long x 26cms/ 10¼" wide x 12cms/ 4¾" (at its deepest.) It weighs 1.7kgs/ 3.7 lbs.
In excellent condition, with no chips or cracks. It does have some surface scratches on the inside, consistent with it's age and use, but nothing to distract from it's functionality or beauty. It is marked "Appolia, Fabriqué en Bretagne" on the underside.
This boat was originally made for displaying seafood. It is rare and collectible.
I've styled it as a bathroom planter and towel /soap holder, as it would make a great accessory in a nautical bathroom/washroom setting. Perfect for storing towels, candles and soaps. It would make an unusual gift for anyone who loves "sea themed/coastal" interior décor.
Perfect for beach huts and holiday homes by the sea.
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