Pablo Picasso - Poisson Bleu


Oval dish, 1953, white earthenware clay, decoration in engines under partial brushed glaze, stamped verso with the Empreinte originale de Picasso and Madoura Plein Feu stamps and the edition number,

Size: 12.75 x 15.5 x 1.5 inches

Reference: Alain Ramié, Picasso: Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947 - 1971, Galerie Madoura, 1988, reproduced page 97, catalogue #180 ; Bloch 75

Edition:  200 -  numbered verso

Created by: Madoura Potteries, Vallauris, France

Note: This is a colour variation on the piece illustrated in Ramie. It is perhaps amusing to have the colour variation of “Blue Fish” coloured Green! A similar colour variant was sold in the Sothebys New York sale (26/9/2007 - Lot 00143) EST $3/$5k - sold $11,250. The work obviously found a much higher price, back in the day, being a rarer version of this item.