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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Centaure (A.R. 102)
stamped, marked and numbered 'Edition Picasso / 1/250 / Madoura Plein Feu / Edition Picasso / M -108' (underneath)
terracotta plate, partially engraved, with white engobe
Diameter: 15 ¼ in. (38.7 cm.)
Conceived in 1950 and executed in a numbered edition of 250
Special notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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Lot Essay

Christie’s is delighted to present an exceptional group of Picasso ceramics from the Nina Miller Collection. Exhibited in a dedicated exhibition in Hong Kong in 2014, the 32 works on offer from this illustrious private collection showcase the truly extraordinary variety of Pablo Picasso’s exploration in the medium.

Spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, the group of works represents stunning examples of the artist’s most enduring and iconic themes which are often seen in his most celebrated paintings: from bullfighting scenes, birds and animals; to the sensuous and loving portrait of his last muse and second wife, Jacqueline Roque, whom he met at the Madoura Pottery in Vallauris.

The lovingly curated collection of works from the Nina Miller Collection celebrates the Spanish Master’s creativity and mastery of an age old tradition. The scope of techniques represented here are indicative of Picasso’s extensive research in the medium and offers collectors an astonishing insight into his working methods.

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