Pablo Picasso, Vase au bouquet (Vase with bunch), 1956 A.R. 303

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Vase with Bunch, 1956
Reference:A.R. 303
Medium:Madoura white earthenware round-square plate, engraving covered with oxidized paraffin under partial brushed glaze with beige patina (brown, light brown)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 300 on the reverse.
Signature:Features the inscribed stamps: 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' on the reverse.
ID #w-7248

Historical Description

A blossoming flower rests in a diamond shaped vase, its branches snaking out towards the plate's borders. This piece is beautifully balanced, with the flower and vase at the center of the composition with branches surrounding them on both sides. This work retains an abstract element, for Picasso depicts the vase and leaves utilizing sharp lines that meet abruptly at harsh angles, yet composes the flower with soft, curved lines, adding a nice contrast to the work. The raised surface of these lines contributes a sense of texture to the piece, and the earthy tones of browns, beiges, and greens convey a sense of the natural and organic.

Created in 1956, this Madoura round/square plate is made of white earthenware clay, engraving covered with oxidized paraffin under partial brushed glaze and beige patina. This work is numbered from the edition of 300 with the 'Madoura Plein Feu' and 'Empreinte Originale de Picasso' stamps on the verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Vase au bouquet (Vase with bunch), 1956 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: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 303.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

Subject Matter: Flowers