Pablo Picasso - Visage noir (Assiette E)


White earthenware ceramic plate, 1948, decorated in engobes, knife engraved under glass, in red, green, whte, bright black background, stamped and marked 'Madoura Plein Feu/Edition Picasso E' on the underside,


Ramié, A. (1988) Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 40

Manufactured by: Madoura Potteries, France

Size: 240mm (9 1/2in)(diameter)

Edition:   Executed in an edition of 100. These were never numbered.

Provenance: 27/10/2005 Christies sale 5819, Lot 172 Private Collection, UK

Note: This comes from the so called “Black Face Service” made in 1948 which consisted of 8 plates with different faces each executed in an edition (unnumbered) of 100.