|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Maroon/Black Wood-Owl, 1952|
|Medium:||Madoura turned vase of white earthenware clay with decoration in oxides (brown, black), knife engraved on white enamel|
|Image Size:||DIMENSIONS: 11 1/4 in x 6 in (28.5 cm x 15 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 100.|
|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:||Please call us 510-777-9970 for availability.|
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 striped and 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 1952, this turned vase of white earthenware clay with decoration in oxides (brown, black) is knife engraved on white enamel. From the edition of 100, this work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.
From the Estate of Tony Curtis
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.