Category: Objets D'art
A pair of wonderful 19th century German Mettlach Porcelain Pâte-sur-Pâte framed plaques. The extremely decorative plaques depict aristocratic youth in classical attire, playing cards. Incredibly precise expressions, and fine details throughout, framed within a pierced foliate and lattice design. Each plaque has a green faux-bois painted frame.
The development of Pâte-sur-Pâte dates back to 1850 in France, at the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres. The company was trying produce a decorative technique, and they perfected what became known as Pâte-sur-Pâte, a hand styled technique of applying successive layers of white liquid clay with a brush, which enabled the artist to achieve translucency.