28 cm diameter
This platter depicts a medieval parade preceding a tournament known as a bachelors’ joust held in Nuremberg between 1446 and 1561. Our plate is a record of colourful costumes, fanciful coats of arms and humorous, often satirical emblems which adorned the shields, lances and horses of the tournament participants. A cage with colourful birds attached to a visor may arouse astonishment. We approach it with detachment.
This ornate decorative plate, which the French call ‘vide-poche’, is a vessel you can use for all kinds of bits and bobs when you want to empty your pockets. It combines the delicacy of porcelain with a classic and solid form.
Decorated and finished with real gold, it is a perfect platter for jewellery, cosmetics or keys. It’s an object with personality, an essential detail of a contemporary interior. Functional and decorative. It introduces a touch of fairy-tale and of an eclectic French style full of lightness and witty humour.
It is perfect for places where bits and bobs accumulate on their own: on the console in the hall, in the bathroom, on the desk or table in the living room, and everywhere else where it will draw attention to itself, making the home far from monotonous. It also makes for an original birthday or wedding present.