Pablo Picasso, Pichet anse prise (Seized Handled Pitcher), 1953
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Pichet anse prise (Seized Handled Pitcher), 1953|
|Medium:||Original Madoura seized handled pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (blue, brown, and matte beige) and glaze inside.|
|Image:||DIMENSIONS: 7 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 11 in (19 cm x 11.5 cm x 28 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the total edition of 200 in black on the bottom.|
|Signature:||This work is inscribed on the underside 'Edition Madoura' in black in addition to imprinted 'Edition Picasso' and 'Madoura Plein Feu' stamps.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
This animated caricature comes to life in this decorative, hand-made pitcher. The viewer cannot quite discern which animal this piece depicts, though it bears a great resemblance to a rabbit. The fluted shape of the pitcher echoes that of a rabbit, as the spout narrows to form the nose, with the ears pulled back and connecting to the tail to form a handle. However, the two blue formations on the side, dotted with cream colored circles, resemble wings, as if the subject of this piece might also be a bird. Regardless, the decorative engobe detail enlivens this ceramic pitcher, giving it a whimsical energy and a humorous likeness to a real creature, whichever creature it may be.
Created in 1953, this original Madoura seized handled pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (blue, brown, and mat beige) with glaze inside. Numbered from the total edition of 200 in black on the bottom, this work is inscribed 'Edition Madoura' in black on the underside in addition to imprinted 'Edition Picasso' and 'Madoura Plein Feu' stamps.
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 that will accompany the final sale of the work).
1.Ramié, Alain. Picasso, Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971, Vallauris, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonne no. 186.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.