GET EARLY OFFERS WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE

Pablo Picasso, Spanish Pitcher, 1954

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Spanish Pitcher, 1954
Reference:Ramié 244
Medium:Original Madoura turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (blue, black), knife engraved with glaze inside.
Image:DIMENSIONS: 8 7/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 9 7/8 in (22.5 cm x 12 cm x 25 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 300.
Signature:This work is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO' and 'MADOURA' with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6531
Price on Request

Historical Description

This animated caricature comes to life in this decorative, hand-made pitcher.
The viewer cannot quite discern which figure this piece depicts, though it bears a great resemblance to a bird. Though the face appears human, the sides, dotted with blue colored circles, resemble wings, as if the subject of this piece might also be a bird. Regardless, the decorative engobe detail enlivens this ceramic pitcher, giving it a whimsical energy and a humorous likeness to a real creature, whichever creature it may be.

Created in 1954, this original Madoura turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (blue and black) is knife engraved with glaze inside. Numbered from the edition of 300, this work is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO' and 'MADOURA' 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. Ramié, Alain. Picasso, Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971, Vallauris, 1988.  Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné work no. 244.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

© Masterworks Fine Art Gallery. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Our gallery is located in the beautiful Oakland Hills of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA.