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Pablo Picasso, Fish in Profil, 1955

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Fish in Profil, 1955
Reference:Ramie 264
Medium:Madoura round cupel of white earthenware clay, engraving accentuated with oxidized paraffin in glaze bath;; black enamel underside (ivory, brown, green, bronze-colored black)
Image:DIAMETER: 7 1/16 in (18 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-4918

Historical Description

Raised surface lines create a playful figure of a fish in this whimsical artwork by Picasso. With spiked fins and a spotted skin, this fantastical fish feels prehistoric. Warm hues of ethereal white and details in low relief pay homage to fossils, nature's preserved images, which subsist of the same natural materials that Picasso refines and elevates into masterpieces of artwork.

Created in 1955, this Madoura round cupel of white earthenware clay, engraving accentuated with oxidized paraffin, glaze bath; black enamel underside (ivory, brown, green, bronze-colored black) is from the edition of 100. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.

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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