Picasso Plates

Picasso Plate cow head

I first experienced Picasso Plates in the home of an incredibly talented and stylish Interior Designer, Julie Lloyd, who I had the pleasure to work for while in design school. Even though I had never seen one in person, I knew exactly what I was looking at the first time I saw them.  These look good in photograph, but trust me, they are absolutely stunning in person and likely bigger than you’d guess. There is a great article in the October issue of Departures Magazine about Picasso’s Plate Period. This segment of his career began in 1946, went 25 years, produced 3,500 vases, pitchers, bowls and plates.

Picasso Plate Face

This month Barcelona’s Museu Picasso will open a 41 piece show of ceramics, donated by his late second wife.

Picasso Plate Fish

His last works from this period sold for $12.5 million at a Christies Auction in June, more than four times the estimate.

Picasso Plates at Auction

 All above images and information via Departures Magazine, article by Heather Halberstadt.

If you are interested in collecting Picasso Plates, you are in luck. Christies Auction House is having a sale Oct 30-31 that will include 15 Picasso plates and other ceramic pieces. Here is a sampling of the Picasso plate lots:

Picasso Plates Christies Auction Catalog

These four are estimated to sell between $3,000-$5000 or $4,000-$6,000, which is just an estimate… I am guessing that they will sell much higher based on the June sale.

Picasso Plates Christies Auction Catalog

These 4 plates have higher estimates (up to $10,000 with the exception of lot #114 at the $1,000-$1,500 range). Again, I’d imagine they are expecting a good sale after the June Picasso sale.  If you are interested in reading more about these lots and seeing the other Picasso Ceramics, I highly recommend looking into this Auction- and BIDDING!!! -many other well-known artists are also represented in this Prints and Multiples Auction, it is a fun one to shop. Great investment pieces~ I see many that would look great in my home… just sayin’…

Let me know your thoughts on these Picasso Plates~


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