turned pitcher, Little
white earthenware clay,
with decoration in engobes, and glaze inside. The ceramic is
from an edition of 200 and is stamped both Madoura Plein Feu (full
fire) and "d'apres Picasso
limited authentic replica" on the bottom.
It is illustrated in the Madoura catalog as item number 83.
In 1946 during evening walks Picasso became fascinated by owls circling
in search of prey. In the next year at Antibes he rescues and
nurses an owl. Theme owl theme is one that he revisits over many
In the spring of 1949 Picasso returned to Vallauris and purchased a
vacant perfume factory to store his ceramics. At the same time he
starts collecting discarded and made objects to put them to further
use, often as part of sculptures. Later in the year Picasso
concentrates more on sculpture, some with an African motif, and a major
publication on his sculptures is published.
On April 19 his daughter Paloma was born, named for the dove of peace.
Her two-year old brother Claude was a frequent subject of Picasso's
paintings (often playing with his hobby horse).
It was in 1949 that George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was
published. Thirty-five years from this Saper Galleries exhibition
will be the year 2041!