A New York thrift store buyer won’t ever complain about doing the dishes once more, not after the 4 ceramic plates she purchased for $8 at a Salvation Military bought for greater than $40,000.
Nancy Cavaliere was on her method residence from work when she stopped by her native Salvation Military. Discovering nothing fascinating, Cavaliere was about to depart when she noticed 4 black plates with geometric faces hand-painted on them. Intrigued, she purchased all 4 for $1.99 every.
After a web-based search, Cavaliere found her thrift retailer plates had been a part of Pablo Picasso’s “Visage Noir” series of hand-painted ceramics produced in a pottery studio in Madoura in southern France throughout the Forties. Cavaliere finally landed at Sotheby’s, who bought three of the plates for greater than $40,000.
Cavaliere is holding onto the fourth piece which bears Picasso’s signature. The savvy shopper is storing her ceramic treasure in a security deposit field, planning to promote it in 20 years and giving the cash to her daughter.
Till then, you possibly can guess she’ll be thrifting for extra hidden treasures to find.