New York Thrifter Discovers Picasso Ceramics at Salvation Military

New York resident Nancy Cavaliere has taken the phrase, ‘one man’s trash is one other man’s treasure’, to new heights. Again in 2017, she visited an area Salvation Military and bought a set of ceramic dishes for a mere $8 USD. Seems, the plates are literally authentic artistic endeavors by Pablo Picasso that simply bought for over $40,000 USD.

In a TikTok recap, Cavaliere recollects going to the thrift retailer, as she typically does, however noticed nothing that caught her eyes. Upon leaving the store, she sees a pair of alluring designs throughout the aisle and determined to examine them out. The plates solely value $1.99, so she went on to buy 4 and thought they noticeably resembled the unfastened line strokes that Picasso is understood for. “I nearly cried and handed out,” stated Cavaliere, after Google looking out the plates.

Every of the plates are categorized by alphabet and Cavaliere bought possession of two L’s, a G and an E. After contacting all of the New York public sale homes, she in the end bought three of them through Sotheby’s for over $40,000 USD, and saved one in a protected deposit field that’s truly hand-signed by Picasso himself, during which Cavaliere plans to promote it 20 years down the street and provides the cash to her daughter. “I’m an immigrant. I got here right here from Italy once I was seven and that is large,” Cavaliere added.

Whereas this was certainly an enormous discover at a thrift store, it isn’t her first. A number of years in the past, she purchased an Alexander McQueen jumpsuit at a flea marketplace for $20 USD and ended up promoting it for $8,000 USD. Higher preserve your eyes out subsequent time your thrifting.

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Originally posted 2023-05-18 22:47:42.


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