THE EUROPEAN AVANT-GARDE: A PRIVATE FAMILY COLLECTION
1881 - 1973
FAUNE ET CHÈVRE
numbered 1.217 and stamped Madoura on the reverse
31.5 by 37.2cm., 12⅜ by 14⅝in.
Executed in 1947. This work is unique.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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The ceramic is sound. There is some crazing to the glaze. There are some minor flecks of loss to the glaze at the lower edge, with a couple of tiny flecks of loss to the upper edge. There are also some losses to the glaze on the reverse. There is a faint scratch to the glaze in the centre of the work. There are some minor losses to the reverse of the plate, largely in line with the firing process, however some of these are the result of subsequent damage. The work is in overall good condition.
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Estate of the artist
Bernard Ruiz Picasso (by descent from the above)
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the above in 1982)
Acquired from the above
Cahiers d’Art, 1948, no. 1, illustrated p. 208
Georges Ramié, Die Keramiken Picassos, Geneva, 1959, illustrated in colour