Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Fine Art

Pablo Picasso, Pichet aux Arums (Pitcher with Arums), 1953

Price on Request Submit Best Offer Inquire Quickest way is to call us at 510-777-9970
Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Pichet aux Arums (Pitcher with Arums), 1953
Reference: AR 189
Medium: White earthenware clay pitcher with decoration in engobes (blue green, black, yellow) and engraved under glaze
Image Size: DIMENSIONS: MAX HEIGHT: 11 13/16 in (30 cm) MAX WIDTH: 7 in (18 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition 350 on the underside.
Signature: This work is incised ‘EDITION PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA’ on the underside and stamped with the ‘EDITION PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ pottery stamps on the underside.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Price on Request Submit Best Offer Inquire Quickest way is to call us at 510-777-9970
ID # W-6087

White arum lilies curl up the side of Pablo Picasso ceramic Pichet aux arums (Pitcher with Arums), 1953. The delicate neck of the lily snakes up the body of the ceramic until it opens up into a bloom that joins with the spout of the pitcher. Engraving adds smooth lines to delineate other characteristics of the lily. Verdant green leaves cradle the white flower, and the black background further allows the bloom to stand out. The blue patterning around the pitcher appears as a table cloth and a surface for the lilies to stand on.

One of Picasso’s most incredible achievements when working in the ceramic medium is his ability to fit the decorative scheme to the physical form of the ceramic. In this case, the pointed spout of the pitcher allows the lily to spread out in the frontal direction, fitting the flowers to the vase. An exquisite example of Picasso’s work, this pitcher embodies grace and beauty – qualities lent by the artists’ hand and the lily itself.

Created in 1953, this white earthenware clay pitcher with decoration in engobes (blue, green, black, yellow) and engraved under glaze is incised ‘EDITION PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA’ on the underside and stamped with the ‘EDITION PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ pottery stamps on the underside; numbered from the edition of 350 on the underside.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso ceramic Pitcher with Arums (Pichet aux arums), 1953 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 sale of the work).

1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso, Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971, Vallauris, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 189.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

© Masterworks Fine Art Gallery. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Our gallery is located in the beautiful Oakland Hills of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA.