Pablo Picasso: Souvenirs de Vacances. Unique Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso. Online Sale.
PABLO PICASSO | ÉBAUCHE DE VISAGE
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP
PABLO PICASSO (1881 - 1973)
ÉBAUCHE DE VISAGE
stamped Madoura plein feu on the reverse
painted and partially glazed ceramic; oval plate
diameter: 22.6cm., 8⅞in.
This work is unique.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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The ceramic is sound. There is a a fine hairline vertical crack to the centre of the plate underneath the glaze (approximately 8cm) inherent to the firing process. There is a chip to the right edge of the foot of the plate and a few minuscule chips to the edge of the plate and to the foot of the dish. There is some minor wear to the reverse, consistent with age and the firing process. This work is in overall good condition.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Estate of the artist
Marina Picasso (the artist’s granddaughter; acquired from the above)
s-Hertogenbosch, Museum Het Kruithuis, Picasso Keramiek, 1985, n.n., illustrated in colour in the catalogue