Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Visage en forme d’Horloge
Silver repoussé plate with wooden presentation box
42.5 cm (16 3/4 in.) diameter
Conceived in 1956
and executed in silver by François and Pierre Hugo in a numbered edition of 20
plus two exemplaires d’artiste, two exemplaires d’auteur.
Stamped with the artist’s signature and numbered ‘Picasso 6/20’ and stamped with the silversmith’s mark, the French assay mark for silver and numbered ‘1425/4671’ (on the reverse)

 The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Ateliers Hugo.

• Provenance
Atelier François & Pierre Hugo, France.
Thence by descent to the present owner.

• Literature
– G. Bloch, Pablo Picasso: Catalogue de l’oeuvre gravé céramique, 1949-1971, Vol. III, Bern, 1972, no. 94 (white earthenware version illustrated p. 80).
– D. Cooper, Picasso, 19 plats en argent par François et Pierre Hugo, Paris, 1977 (another version illustrated).
– A. Ramié, Picasso, Catalogue of the edited ceramic works, 1947-1971, Madoura, 1988, no. 326 (white earthenware version illustrated p. 166).
– P. Hugo & C. Siaud, Bijoux d’artistes: Hommage à François Hugo, Aix-en-Provence, 2001, no. 2 (another version illustrated p. 170).


Picasso at La Californie in Cannes with Jacqueline Roque,
with the silver plate ‘Visage en Forme d’ Horloge’.  ©Edward Quinn