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A timeless collection of reproduction prints of Old Ceylon.

Conveniently located along Galle Road, Colombo, the intricate detailing of Plâté studio, from grand wooden stairways to the antique photographs that adorn the walls, gives the feel of a time capsule that exalts the colonial grandeur.

The legacy of Plâté dates back to the 1890s, when a young European couple travelled to Sri Lanka. Enthralled by the island’s natural splendour and cultural heritage, they were inspired to pursue photography as a career and establish the studio.

Plâté is a treasure trove, which preserves the aura of the colonial period. They have an array of vintage pictures in sepia tone that provides a glimpse of the bygone times. These photographs capture Ceylonese industries from historic places. One could easily be amazed by the collection at Plâté, as photographs of the same scene captured over a number of years give a perspective of how the island has changed over the centuries.

Plâté’s collection of Chinese blue and white pottery ceramics and porcelain is an absolute delight. The products they provide vary from British art materials, to crochet works from the south, vintage timepieces to bohemian curios. Their traditional setting is maintained with classic furniture, expressive paintings and miniatures. Plâté offers a unique experience to their clientele with a cluster of antique and modern selection of mementos. It is a place one must visit to witness an intriguing fusion of the past and the pres- ent expressed through excellent artistry and craftsmanship.

The exquisite studio, regarded as one of the finest in the country, is spacious and also exudes the essence of colonial interior. The experienced photographers ensure the best is delivered and the photographs that adorn the walls near the entrance of the studio resonate the bespoke quality of their service. Framing photographs is conducted in a special department of the store where the client can choose from Plâté’s exclusive palette of frames.



Address: 580, Galle Road
Colombo 3
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun and Poya closed
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