This black and white stoneware souvenir dish was found in France, but its origin is Iceland. A souvenir from a visit to the Snorralaug hot spring in Reykholt, Iceland. Snorri Sturlusson, a famous and celebrated Icelandic poet is also featured in the imagery, as the quaint little hot spring is first mentioned in the medieval writings of Sturluson, also a politician whose work has made him a famous artisan even today. According to his writings, Sturluson used the naturally heated pool to bathe. Sturluson lived nearby and even had his own private tunnel that led from his home directly to the foot of the hot spring.
This charming piece measures 5.5"W x 4"D x 0.75"H. Bottom is stamped "ISLAND" (Iceland) and with the maker's mark. Light surface wear present. No chips.