Pablo Picasso 22K Gold Attacking Bull Pendant from Madoura
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This rare gold medallion by or after Pablo Picasso depicts a stylized bull, and is based on the clay medallion entitled Attacking Bull which was produced by Picasso at Madoura in 1949 in an edition of 60. It measures approximately 1.1 inches (2.9 cm) across. Weighs 55.0 grams (1.94 ounces, 1.77 troy ounces). It has been tested at 22 carat gold purity. Rear has the impressed mark which reads MADOURA EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO, which indicates the series of clay medallions were produced by transfer from the original via plaster mold, as explained by Alain Ramie in his book, Picasso, Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971, published by Madoura and which is the definitive catalogue raisonne of Picasso's work at Madoura. This design is one of six hollowed round medallions shown on page 56 which date from 1949 and 1950, all created in red earthenware. In the book there is no mention of an edition in gold. Details on provenance provided upon request. Included in our listing here are relevant images from Ramie's book. This would make a dramatic and wonderful pendant necklace. This item is being sold for our client in Florida, and payment must be processed through escrow service prior to shipment. Please allow up to five business days for shipment. This item must be packed and shipped by UPS Store for the security of our client and customer, with required signature and insurance charged at a rate of 2.0% of sale price. Additional images forwarded upon request.
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- Mid-Late 20th Century
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