Pablo Picasso, Pichet anse prise (Seized Handled Pitcher), 1953 A.R. 186
|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.|
Pablo Picasso Pichet anse prise (Seized Handled Pitcher), 1953 A.R. 186 is a decorative, hand-made pitcher made to resemble a bird. The fluted shape of the pitcher echoes that of a sitting bird, as the handle creates the elongated beak looking back toward the tail. The two blue formations on the side, dotted with cream colored circles, resemble wings. The eggshell blue creates a nice contrast with the glossy white of the pitcher. The decorative engobe detail enlivens this ceramic pitcher, giving it a whimsical energy and a gestural likeness to a sitting bird. The flowing shape of the ceramic keeps the viewer’s eye moving throughout the composition, following the bird’s eye down to the rest of the body.
Picasso worked closely with ceramicist Suzanne Ramie, who helped the artist bring his imaginative creations to life in the Madoura Pottery workshop. His designs for his ceramics were often drawn first, then translated into pottery.
Created in 1953, Pablo Picasso’s Pichet anse prise (Seized Handled Pitcher), 1953 A.R. 186 is an 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.