|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Vase Deux Anses Hautes (Vase with two high handles) (The Queen), 1953|
|Medium:||white earthenware clay turned vases with engobes|
|Image Size:||DIMENSIONS:15 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in (39.4 cm x 14 cm x 24.8 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 400.|
|Signature:||Features the inscribed stamps: 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' with the hand-written inscription 'Edition Picasso' in black ink on bottom.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
|Gallery Price:||Please call us 510-777-9970 for availability.|
Pablo Picasso ceramic Vase deux anses hautes (Vase with Two High Handles), 1951 also titled La reine (The Queen), 1953 is a remarkable example of Picasso's artistic research and development of the ceramic medium. Under Picasso's skillful manipulation, the vase becomes a sculpture of a woman. With a gaze as fixing as her pouting lips, this woman captivates. She is crowned with a star that sheds light down upon her stunning face. The heart-shaped face and vivacious curves, so expertly molded out of the handles, denote that she is full of life and energy. This technique of utilizing form and coloration with the exquisite hand applied decorations are what make the sculpture so stunning.
Ceramics played a fundamental part in Picasso's career, from his first experiments in 1947 until his death almost thirty years later. Appreciated by the artist as a creative medium in its own right, he explored with abundance and apparent delight the interplay offered between line and form, between two and three dimensions.
Created in 1953, this white, earthenware clay vase is decorated with engobes and knife engraving, and has been partially brushed with glaze. It comes from the edition of 400, and features the inscribed stamps, 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' 'EDITION PICASSO' stamps on the underside, as well as a hand-written inscription 'Edition Picasso' in black ink.
CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ & COA:
Pablo Picasso ceramic Vase with Two High Handles (Vase deux anses hautes), 1953 also titled The Queen (La reine), 1953 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. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 213
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany these works.