Pablo Picasso, Still Life with Spoon, 1952 A.R. 163

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Still Life with Spoon, 1952
Reference:A.R. 163
Medium:Madoura square dish of white earthenware clay
Image:DIMENSIONS: 13 in x 13 in (33 cm x 33 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 100.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7262

Historical Description

This stunning piece is a brilliant, crisp white that instantly pops out at the viewer and accentuates the raised surface of the delicate lines used to convey the image. A spoon rests in a translucent cup filled halfway with liquid while joyful sun-like figures dot the piece, adding a sense of animation to the still life scene. While this work itself is a ceramic dish, Picasso creates a border that appears as a serving platter, as if this spoon and cup were being served to the viewer on a plate; he creates the illusion of a plate within a plate, toying with the viewer's visual perception and adding a playful element to this piece

Created in 1952, this original Madoura square dish of white earthenware clay is from the edition of 100. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Still Life with Spoon, 1952  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. Madoura: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 163.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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