London, South Kensington
1 December 2000
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Oiseau à la huppe
stamped and marked underneath Edition Picasso, Madoura Plein Feu, Edition Picasso
partially glazed ceramic ashtray
5¾in. (14.5cm.) diameter
Conceived in 1952 and executed in an edition of 500
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A. Ramié, no.173 (another version illustrated).
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