25 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 25,000
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
dated '1956' (lower centre); titled 'Vallauris' (upper centre); stamped with the signature, numbered and stamped twice with the silversmith's mark of François and Pierre Hugo 'Picasso 19/20' (on the reverse)
silver plate with wooden presentation box
Diameter: 16 3/8 in. (41.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1956 and executed in silver by François and Pierre Hugo in an edition of 20 plus two artist's proofs
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Private collection, France.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003.