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Pablo Picasso, Gothic Pitcher with Birds, 1953 A.R. 187

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Gothic Pitcher with birds, 1953 A.R. 187
Reference:A.R. 187
Medium:Original Madoura white earthenware clay turned pitcher with decoration in engobes (beige, black), knife engraved with glaze inside
Image:DIMENSIONS: 11 in x 7 1/16 in (28 cm x 18 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 100.
Signature:This work is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO' with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.
Condition:This piece is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6980
Price on Request

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Gothic Pitcher with Birds, 1953 A.R. 187 is a gorgeous ceramic work that captures Picasso's talent in working in the medium of ceramics. Beautiful black birds flit around the center of this magnificent pitcher. Birds were one of Picasso's favorite subjects, and he highlights their carefree nature perfectly in this lovely ceramic. Picasso created hundreds of ceramics in the likeness of birds, either through decorative painting or abstracting the shape of a bird into a ceramic work itself. Picasso also loved the practicality of ceramics as a medium and the fact that the objects are not just nice to look at but can be used in daily life. Decorated with softly flowing lines and dotted shapes, Gothic Pitcher with birds is the perfect addition to any collection.

Created in 1953, Pablo Picasso Gothic Pitcher with Birds A.R. 187 is a white earthenware clay turned pitcher is decorated in engobes (beige, black) and knife engraved with glaze inside. This piece is from the edition of 100 and is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO' with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Gothic Pitcher with Birds, 1953 A.R. 187 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. 187.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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