14 December 1999
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Large Vase with Dancers
stamped with pottery mark 'Empriente Originale de Picasso' and 'Madoura' (on the inside); dated '24 juin 50' (on the side)
red earthenware with white slip
Height: 27 in. (70.5 cm.)
Executed on 24 June 1950. This ceramic is number twenty one from an edition of twenty five.
Samuel Glaser, Boston (acquired directly from the pottery).
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A. Rami, Picasso Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971, Madoura, 1988, no. 114, p. 63 (illustration of another example).
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