Mid-Century Earthenware Pitcher 'Rider and Horse' (20/300) by Pablo Picasso (1952)
Mid-Century earthenware pitcher with polychrome painted decoration, 'Rider and Horse' by Pablo Picasso, created at Madoura pottery, Vallauris, France (1952). This is a vintage, limited edition earthenware creation, number 20 in a run of 300 (Edition Picasso) at the Madoura pottery under the supervision of Pablo Picasso himself. It has been documented in the: "Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre Céramique de Picasso de 1947 à 1971", by Alain Ramié, Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed in catalogue raisonné no. 137. The reference is viewed as the authoritative documentation of Picasso's pieces (such as this one) created at the Galerie Madoura between 1947 and 1971. It is in good condition with a mark on the handle from the initial firing of the piece at Madoura and not to be considered a fault. The ceramic bears the producer's stamp on the underside along with production number. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video of the piece will be provided. Provenance: previous owner French furniture designer Jules Leleu.
About the Artist: In 1946, while visiting the annual pottery exhibition in Vallauris, France, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) had the good fortune to meet Suzanne and Georges Ramie. The Ramies owned the Madoura workshop, a ceramics studio in Vallauris, where Picasso, who was eager to delve into a new medium, made his first venture into ceramics. He became so enthralled with this medium that he decided to move to Vallauris to pursue his new passion. Picasso was an iconic and important figure in the town’s history. He became a freeman of Vallauris and greatly contributed to the renaissance of its pottery industry in the 1950s.
H 22 cm / 8.7"
W 19 cm / 7.5"
D 13 cm / 5.1"