Pablo Picasso, Chouette aux traits (Wood Owl in Lines), 1951

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Chouette aux traits (Wood Owl in Lines), 1951
Reference: Ramié 121
Medium: Madoura turned vase of white earthenware clay with decoration in oxides (brown, black), knife engraved on white enamel
Image Size: DIMENSIONS: 11 7/8 in x 8 7/8 in (30 cm x 22.5 cm)
Edition: From the edition of 300.
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.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-5147

This charming and delicate turned vase inhabits all the qualities unique to Picasso's limited œuvre of ceramic works. Known for his series of owl ceramics, Picasso sets this work apart from the rest with its painterly, detailed qualities. An owl with dotted feathers appears as if standing before us. With whimsical, oxide decoration, Picasso incorporates traditional features of a vase and pitcher to create an owl's abstracted form. This is a truly stunning work best admired and appreciated in person, as one can experience its full, three-dimensional effect by observing its features from all sides.

Created in 1951, this Madoura turned vase of white earthenware clay with decoration in oxides (brown, black), knife engraved on white enamel is from the edition of 300. 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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