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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 309

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Visage de faune

    Price Realised  

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Visage de faune
    dated '28.6.55.' (right center); stamped with signature and the silversmith's mark of François and Pierre Hugo and numbered 'Picasso 15/20' (on the reverse)
    silver repoussé
    Diameter: 10¼ in. (26 cm.)
    Conceived on 28 June 1955


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    Provenance

    Pierre and Francois Hugo, Aix en Provence.
    Galerie Dimeo, Paris (acquired from the above in 1977).
    Mrs. Arnold Katsen, New York.
    Acquired by the previous owner, 2000.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the additional provenance for this lot:
    Pierre and Francois Hugo, Aix en Provence.
    Galerie Dimeo, Paris (acquired from the above in 1977).
    Mrs. Arnold Katsen, New York.
    Acquired by the previous owner, 2000.


    Literature

    G. Bloch, Pablo Picasso, Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé céramique 1949-1971, Bern, 1972, vol. III, p. 59, no. 63 (white earthenware version illustrated).
    D. Cooper, Picasso, 19 plats en argent par François et Pierre Hugo, Paris, 1977, n.p. (another plate illustrated).
    A. Ramié, Picasso, Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works, 1947-1971, Madoura, 1988, p. 145, nos. 282-283 (red earthenware version illustrated; white earthenware version illustrated).