Pablo Picasso, Pichet à glace (Ice Pitcher), 1952

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Pichet à glace (Ice Pitcher), 1952
Medium: White earthenware clay turned pitcher with decoration in oxides (green, blue, black), knife engraved on white enamel
Edition: Numbered from the edition 50 on the bottom.
Signature: This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the bottom; also inscribed ' Edition | Picasso| Madoura' in black ink on the bottom.
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-5308

Endlessly fascinated with the human face, Picasso created a range of ceramics that address this subject. Picasso presents this particular face in the form of an ice pitcher. Thick green lines delineate a mysterious face that could only have been created by Picasso, as large oval eyes gaze out from behind a long, rectangular nose. The mystifying subject appears straight faced, encouraging us to ponder what might be on his or her mind. Elegant blue and brown lines dance around this unusually shaped ceramic, hinting at the subject's hair. Picasso spares nothing in his attention to detail, as he decorates the two cylindrical shapes atop the circular base in black and blue stripes. One of Picasso's largest and most curious ceramic works, this astounding piece truly stands out in a room, highlighting Picasso's immense talent in this medium.

Created in 1952, this white earthenware clay turned pitcher is decorated in oxides (green, blue, black) and knife engraved on white enamel. This piece is numbered from the edition of 50 and is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the bottom; also inscribed ' Edition | Picasso| Madoura' in black ink on the bottom.

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. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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