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Pablo Picasso, Owl, 1954

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Owl, 1954
Reference:Ramié 252
Medium:Madoura turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with oxide decoration (blue) on white enamel
Image:HEIGHT: 5 5/16 in (13.5 cm) WIDTH: 4 3/4 in (12 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 200.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4649

Historical Description

The ever so wise and majestic owl is the subject of this petite pitcher. Outlined in painterly strokes of vivid blue against the radiant ivory gloss of the white enamel surface, this quaint owl is elegantly striking for its understated beauty. Whimsical for its playful illustrative qualities, yet demure for its effortless sense of symmetry and design, this dainty commands attention.

Created in 1954, this turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with oxide decoration (blue) on white enamel is from the edition of 200 and 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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