25 x 25 cm
Masks. The oldest, shamanic kind dates back to 27 thousand years B.C. In Europe they are associated primarily with ancient Greek theatre. They were characterised by strong expression, and their task was to show emotions unambiguously. In antiquity masks were made of canvas, cork or wood. Our grotesque ones come from original Italian engravings dating from 1540 to 1585.
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.