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The Collection of Gail Feingarten Oppenheimer / PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Fifteen Gold Medallions (Conceived in 1956 and each executed after 1967 in a numbered edition of 20 plus 2 exemplaires d'artiste and 2 exemplaires d'auteur)

Lot 36
PABLO PICASSO
(1881-1973)
Fifteen Gold Medallions
9 March 2022, 16:00 EST
Los Angeles

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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)

Fifteen Gold Medallions:
i. Dormeur - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1398 14/20' (on the reverse); 1 7/8 in (4.8 cm) (diameter)
ii. Visage aux mains - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1407 14/20' (on the reverse); 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm) (diameter)
iii. Visage tourmenté - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1408 14/20' (on the reverse); 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm) (diameter)
iv. Joueur de flute et cavaliers - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1410 13/20' (on the reverse); 2 in (5 cm) (diameter)
v. Poissons - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1411 11/20' (on the reverse); 2 in (5 cm) (diameter)
vi. Profil de Jacqueline - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1412 14/20' (on the reverse); 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm) (diameter)
vii. Taureau - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1413 3/20' (on the reverse); 2 in (5 cm) (diameter)
viii. Visage larvé - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1424 14/20' (on the reverse); 2 in (5 cm) (diameter)
ix. Visage géométrique aux traits - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1426 14/20' (on the reverse); 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm) (diameter)
x. Jacqueline au chevalet - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1428 14/20' (on the reverse); 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm) (diameter)
xi. Visage dans un carré - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1435 11/20' (on the reverse) and stamped with the 916 hallmark gold (on the chain ring); 2 in (5 cm) (diameter)
xii. Tête en forme d'horloge - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1437 12/20' (on the reverse) and stamped with the 916 hallmark gold (on the reverse); 2 in (5 cm) (diameter)
xiii. Vallauris - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1437 11/20' (on the reverse) and stamped with the 916 hallmark gold (on the chain ring); 2 in (5 cm) (diameter)
xiv. Visage au carton ondulé - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1438 10/20' (on the reverse); 2 in (5 cm) (diameter)
xv. Centaure - stamped with the artist's signature and numbered 'Picasso 1439 13/20' (on the reverse); 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm) (diameter)

Each stamped with the artist's signature and the François Hugo reference and edition numbers (on the reverse); with the François Hugo hallmark and the French assay mark for gold (on the chain ring)
Fifteen repoussé-ciselé gold medallions; each in its own unique wooden presentation box

Conceived in 1956 and each executed after 1967 in a numbered edition of 20 plus 2 exemplaires d'artiste and 2 exemplaires d'auteur

Footnotes

The authenticity of these works have been confirmed by Ateliers Hugo.

Provenance
Atelier François and Pierre Hugo, Aix-en-Provence.
Feingarten Galleries, Beverly Hills (acquired from the above).
Gail Feingarten Oppenheimer Collection, Beverly Hills (acquired from the above).
Thence by descent to the present owners.

Literature
G. Bloch, Pablo Picasso: Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé céramique, 1949-1971, vol. III, Bern, 1972, nos. 68, 82, 90-92, 95, 97, 101, 105, 107-108, 110, 116, 121-122 (the white earthenware versions illustrated).
D. Cooper, F. & P. Hugo, Picasso: 19 plats en argent, Paris, 1977 (the silver versions illustrated).
A. Ramié, Picasso, Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works, 1947-1971, Madoura, 1988, nos. 309, 321-322, 326, 329-330, 332, 334, 338, 340, 342, 347, 353, 358, 361 (the white earthenware versions illustrated).
P. Hugo & C. Siaud, Bijoux d'artistes: Hommage à François Hugo, Aix-en-Provence, 2001 (another example of each medallion illustrated p. 153).

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