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A wonderful example of Picassiette, on a large antique pottery oil or water jar. Early 20th century.

Rewired and PAT tested to UK standards

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.

Circa: 20th Century

Origin: France

Condition: In very good antique condition.

Dimensions: 40cm h x 31cm w x 29cm d

Ref: 4800

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