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Pablo Picasso

A Complete Set of Twenty-Four Silver Plates, accompanied by an additional example of Visage aux mains

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

A Complete Set of Twenty-Four Silver Plates, accompanied by an additional example of Visage aux mains

A Complete Set of Twenty-Four Silver Plates, accompanied by an additional example of Visage aux mains

Pablo Picasso

1881 - 1973

A Complete Set of Twenty-Four Silver Plates, accompanied by an additional example of Visage aux mains



The complete set of 24 repoussé silver plates, conceived in ceramic by Picasso between 1956 and 1967 and executed in silver by François Hugo and Pierre Hugo in a numbered edition of 20 plus 6 hors commerce, 2 exemplaire d'artiste and 2 exemplaire d'auteur, each with the artist's stamped signature, numbered, stamped with the silversmith’s mark on the underside, with the original wooden presentation boxes; with Visage aux mains, repoussé silver plate, 1957, an unnumbered proof before the edition, with the Empreinte Originale de Picasso and 667 Francois Hugo Orfevre stamps on the underside, published by François and Pierre Hugo, Paris, with the original wooden presentation box


1. Dormeur – numbered 8/20, 425mm 16¾in

2. Visage aux feuilles – exemplaire d’auteur 1/2, 426mm 16¾in

3. Faune cavalier – exemplaire d’artiste 1/2, 425mm 16¾in

4. Visage aux mains – numbered 8/20, 420mm 16½in

5. Visage tourmenté – numbered 18/20, 418mm 16½in

6. Visage de faune – H.C. 5/6, 260mm 10¼in

7. Joueur de flûte et cavalier – H.C. 3/6, 368mm 14½in  

8. Un poisson – H.C. 3/6, 430mm 16⅞in

9. Profil de Jacqueline – H.C. 3/6, 421mm 16½in

10. Tête de taureau – H.C. 1/6, 420mm 16½in

11. Visage larvé - exemplaire d’auteur 2/2, 425mm 16¾in

12. Visage en forme d’horloge – H.C. 3/6, 430mm 17in

13. Visage géométrique aux traits – numbered 18/20, 415mm 16⅜in

14. Horloge à la langue – numbered 6/20, 425mm 16¾in

15. Jacqueline au chevalet – H.C. 1/6, 425mm 16⅝in

16. Tête au masque – numbered 20/20, 315mm 12⅜in

17. Visage au carton ondulé – H.C. 1/6, 427mm 16⅞in

18. Centaure – numbered 20/20, 418mm 16½in

19. Visage aux taches – exemplaire d’artiste 1/2, 418mm 16½in

20. Visage dans un carré – H.C. 1/6, 418mm 16½in

21. Tête en forme d’horloge - exemplaire d’auteur 1/2, 430mm 16⅞in

22. Vallauris – H.C. 1/6, 412mm 16⅛in

23. Joie de vivre – H.C. 1/6, 427mm 16¾in

24. Tête géométrique – exemplaire d’artiste 2/2, 355mm 14in

25. Visage aux mains – unnumbered proof, 423mm 16⅝in


All works are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pierre Hugo.

To request a Condition Report for this lot, please contact Charlotte.North@sothebys.com

Visage aux mains proof: 

Estate of the artist

Marina Picasso 

Sotheby's London, 5 February, 2020, Lot 342

Acquired from the above by the present owner