Pablo Picasso, Dove Gold Pendant, c. 1949

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Dove Gold Pendant, c. 1949
Medium:Gold Pendant
Image:DIAMETER: 1 1/2 in (3.8 cm)
Signature:This work is stamped with the ‘Madoura Empreinte Originale Picasso’ stamp on the reverse.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5212

Historical Description

An extraordinarily beautiful and rare piece, Picasso deviates from his ordinarily large scale to the petite, intricate form of this 14k gold pendant. With delicate details In low relief, the profile of a bird emerges. Abstracting the subject drawn with only a few strategic lines, Picasso displays his expertise at drawing. The sense of depth that defines the subject is heightened by the reflective surface of the precious metal as light and shadows dance across the forms peaks and crevices. A truly mesmerizing and rare work to see in person, Picasso demonstrates his remarkable and timeless understanding of jewelry as this pendant so stylishly attests.

Created c. 1949 in the Madoura foundry, this gold pendant is stamped with the ‘Madoura Empreinte Originale Picasso’ stamp on the reverse. This pendant is notable as it is a rare work due to the lack of availability.

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.A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.