Pablo Picasso, Dove Subject, 1959

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Dove Subject, 1959
Reference:Ramié 435
Medium:Madoura turned vase of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (blue, black), knife engraved on enamel
Image:DIMENSIONS: 6 1/4 in x 9 1/16 in (16 cm x 23 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 500.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4691

Historical Description

An animated dove comes to life in this beautiful turned vase. This beautiful Dove Subject is finished with a glossy sheen, allowing the light to reflect the highlights and textures unique to the piece. The white dove is accented by decorative blue engobe detail, hand-painted throughout, giving this work a whimsical yet elegant touch characteristic of Picasso's talent and artistry. Its fluted spout forms the long, graceful neck of the dove while the delicately curved handle imitates its tufted tail feathers.

Created in 1959, this turned vase of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (blue, black) is knife engraved on enamel. From the edition of 500, this work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work):

1. Listed and illustrated in the following: Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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