1881 - 1973
GRAND VASE AUX FEMMES NUES (A. R. 115)
Terre de faïence vase, 1950, incised 'Picasso', aside from the numbered edition of 25, partially painted, with the Madoura and Empreinte Originale de Picasso stamps
height: 660mm 26in
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The ceramic is in good condition apart from some small losses in the white paint, a skilfully repaired and touched in crack (measuring 4cm) extending from the rim, a few touched in surface imperfections along the rim (only visible under a UV light), two further, small, skilfully touched in repairs in the lower part of the vase (all most likely made at Madoura).
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Arthur Rubinstein, Geneva (gift from the artist, 1950).
Dr. Alina Rubinstein, New York (by descent from the above, 1982)
Sale, Christie's, New York, 6 November 2002, lot 325.
Howard Russeck Fine Art, New York.
Private collection, Palm Beach.
Sale, Christie's New York, 8 November 2012, lot 438.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.