Pablo Picasso, Yan bandeau noir (Yan black headband), 1963 A.R. 514
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||(Yan bandeau noir) Yan black headband, 1963|
|Medium:||Original Madoura red earthenware clay turned pitcher with engobe decoration (black) engraved by knife.|
|Edition:||From the edition of 300.|
|Signature:||This work is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO MADOURA' with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.|
Filled with whimsical figures, alternating stripes on the handle, and a symmetrical Greek inspired decoration at the base, this hand turned pitcher is a delightful original ceramic. In this instance, Picasso has utilized the red earthenware clay to create the illusion of a deductive decorative process, as the faces remain in the red clay. However, this is only an illusion, because the black engobe surrounds the faces and actually forms the decoration by becoming the background.
Created in 1963, this original Madoura red earthenware clay turned pitcher with engobe decoration (black) engraved by knife is from the edition of 300. This work is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO MADOURA' with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.
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: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 514.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.