• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 11794

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    23 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 230

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Canard pique-fleurs

    Price Realised  


    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Canard pique-fleurs
    glazed and incised white earthenware pitcher
    Height: 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.)
    Length: 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.)
    Executed in 1951; this work is unique

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
    These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. This VAT is not shown separately on the invoice. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.


    Galerie de la Vieille Fontaine, Lausanne.
    Reber collection, Zurich, by whom acquired from the above in 1953.
    Private collection, Rheinland.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot should not be marked with a STAR symbol in the printed catalogue, and as such import VAT is not payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price, in addition to the usual 20% VAT on the Buyer’s Premium.

    Pre-Lot Text



    G. Ramié, Picasso's Ceramics, Barcelona, 1975, no. 692, p. 291 (the numbered edition illustrated p. 277).
    A. Ramié, Picasso, Catalogue de l'oeuvre céramique édité 1947-1971, Madoura, 1988, no. 117, p. 68 (the numbered edition illustrated).