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19Th Century French Picassiette Pottery Water Jug

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4984

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2012
  • £395.00
  • €462 Euro
  • $501 US Dollar

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Item Description

Lovely example of a 19th Century French picassiette pottery water jug.

Pique assiette or trencadis is a style of mosaic that incorporates ceramic shards, broken dishes and other found objects into a design. While traditional mosaics used small cubes that were relatively uniformly shaped, pique assiette or trencadis tends to use nonuniform pieces. The term pique assiette has a French origin. Some say it translates to “stolen plate” or “broken plate”. It also refers to someone who is a “scrounger” which of course fits because most pique assiette art is created with recycled or scavenged materials. Trencadis is a Catalan term that means “chopped” or “breakable”.
There is a long tradition of using broken and discarded materials to create folk art.

Item Info

Seller Location

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire

Item Dimensions

H: 28cm W: 27cm D: 22cm

Period

19th Century

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)7792 139252

+33 (0)6 73 61 79 54

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