Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Poisson Bleu
Medium: Oval dish, 1953, , white earthenware clay, decoration in engines under partial brushed glaze, stamped verso with the Empreinte originale de Picasso and Madoura Plein Feu stamps and the edition number,
Size: 12.75 x 15.5 x 1.5 inches,
Reference: Alain Ramié, Picasso: Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947 - 1971, Galerie Madoura, 1988, reproduced page 97, catalogue #180
Edition: 52/200 numbered verso
Created by: Madoura Potteries, Vallauris, France
Note: This is a colour variation on the piece illustrated in Ramie. It is perhaps amusing to have the colour variation of “Blue Fish” coloured Green! A similar colour variant was sold in the Sothebys New York sale (26/9/2007 - Lot 00143) EST $3/$5k - sold $11,250. The work obviously found a much higher price, back in the day, being a rarer version of this item.