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Picassomania / Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Visage aux mains 5.2cm (2 1/16in). diameter (Conceived in 1956 and executed in gold by François & Pierre Hugo in a numbered edition of 20 plus two exemplaires d'artiste and two exemplaires d'auteur.)

Lot 33
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PABLO PICASSO
(1881-1973)
Visage aux mains
18 May 2022, 15:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

Sold for £17,850 inc. premium

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Visage aux mains
stamped with the artist's signature, the François and Pierre Hugo reference number and numbered 'Picasso 1437 8/20' and stamped with the goldsmith's mark and the French assay mark for gold (on the reverse)
gold repoussé medallion with wooden presentation box
5.2cm (2 1/16in). diameter
Conceived in 1956 and executed in gold by François & Pierre Hugo in a numbered edition of 20 plus two exemplaires d'artiste and two exemplaires d'auteur.

Footnotes

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ateliers Hugo.

Provenance
Atelier François & Pierre Hugo, France.
Thence by descent to the present owner.

Literature
G. Bloch, Pablo Picasso: Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé céramique, 1949-1971, Vol. III, Bern, 1972 (white earthenware version illustrated).
D. Cooper, F. & P. Hugo, Picasso: 19 plats en argent, Paris, 1977 (silver version illustrated).
A. Ramié, Picasso, Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works, 1947-1971, Madoura, 1988, no. 321 (white earthenware version illustrated p. 164).
P. Hugo & C. Siaud, Bijoux d'artistes: Hommage à François Hugo, Aix-en-Provence, 2001 (another version illustrated p. 153).

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