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19Th Century Pair Of Picassiette Plates

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  • €345 Euro
  • $367 US Dollar

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Pair of colourful French decorative pic assiette plate & dish. To the centre of the plate is a milkmaid and to the dish a cow. France, 19th century.

Pique assiette or trencadis is a style of art popular 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.

In good condition with some expected losses and wear [See photos].

Dimensions: Plate 3cm h x 23.5cm diam / Dish 4.5cm h x 24cm diam

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Tetbury, Gloucestershire


19th Century

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

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