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Rarely seen at auction, "Face in Oval" is an expressive and playful work by Picasso from the final creative burst of the artist's prolific career. The piece was conceived on April 8, 1955 and executed in an edition of 100 numbered copies. The O.P. white earthenware clay dish with engobe ground is engraved by a knife under the glaze and is painted in black and white.

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Catalogue Raisonné: 274, A. Ramié
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Patina
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Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 15.7 in. (33.02 x 39.88 cm.)
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