Pablo Picasso, Service Visage Noir (Black Face Service), 1948

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Service Visage Noir (Black Face Service), 1948
Reference: AR 35
Medium: Madoura ceramic round dish of white earthenware clay, engobe decoration, knife engraved and glaze (red, green, white, bright black ground)
Image Size: Diameter: 16 3/4 in (42.5 cm)
Edition: From the edition of 100.
Signature: This work is stamped with the ‘Madoura Plein Feu’ and ‘D’Apres Picasso’ pottery stamps on verso; also inscribed ‘Madoura’ in black on verso.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # W-6271

Pablo Picasso Service Visage Noir (Black Face Service), 1948 is an adorable and simple dish. Picasso renders this ceramic with a playful hand; the face has two cute little horns and rosy cheeks flushed with a red tinted shade. Surrounded by lush green circles this work is surely one that will impress. It showcases a modest yet unique aspect to Picasso’s imagination. The flow of his lines and circular compositions allow for one to feel elation and peace all at the same time. Unlike many of Picasso’s convoluted examples of art, this piece edifies him as a master inventor and skillful craftsman in all forms of design. There is an aspect of symmetry within the composition. Especially in the area of its facial features, we see a set of eyes, a nose, and accompanying lines to frame the face. Very likeable and suitable for any kind of environment, anybody can appreciate this gorgeously rendered masterpiece.

Created in 1948, Pablo Picasso is a madoura ceramic round dish of white earthenware clay, engobe decoration, knife engraved and glaze (red, green, white, bright black ground). From the edition of 100, this work is stamped with the ‘Madoura Plein Feu’ and ‘D’Apres Picasso’ pottery stamps on verso; also inscribed ‘Madoura’ in black on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso Service Visage Noir (Black Face Service), 1948 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: Madoura, 1988, Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 35.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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