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Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
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stamped Empreinte originale de Picasso, with the silversmith's mark François Hugo Orfevre 1407 and with the French assay mark for silver on the reverse
repoussé silver; large round plate
diameter: 42cm., 16 1/2 in.
Conceived in 1955-56, executed in silver by François and Pierre Hugo, and cast in an edition of 20 plus 2 numbered artist proofs and 2 unnumbered empreintes originales. 
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Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Provenance

Estate of the artist
Marina Picasso (the artist’s granddaughter; acquired from the above)

Literature

Douglas Cooper, Picasso, 19 plats en argent par François et Pierre Hugo, Paris, 1977, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue n.p.

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