This Plate Hung Over A Stove For 40 Years. The Owner Never Knew It Was By This Artist!

Sometimes you don’t know that you have treasure right before your eyes!

The owner of this decorative plate, purchased in 1970, hung it above her stove collecting grease for nearly 40 years, until one day she was in an art gallery and saw a design similar to the one on her plate.

Little did she know, this plate was designed by none other than Pablo Picasso!

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.

Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

“Face In An Oval” is the official title of the plate, dating back to 1955; and now it’s worth $10,000 -$15,000!

Picasso did a lot of these special editions for the Madoura studio in the south of France. He actually did 633 different objects that were taken and they made special editions for. Some are jugs, some are figures, and some are dishes of different shapes in all.

According to the appraiser that looked at the plate created by Picasso, the plate states that it is number 23 of 100. However, there is no guarantee that they actually got around to making the full 100 in the series. That means that “Face In An Oval” may be more desirable than originally thought.

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