Sotheby’s Picasso ceramics sale was 97.6% sold. The prices were strong and shows the continued importance fo the master’s name in adding value to objects:
They were originally estimated to sell for as little as £400, with 18 of the lots priced under £800. […]
The ceramics are made more affordable after being produced in runs of up to 500. While Picasso painted the designs, he left the actual pottery-making to others after striking up a friendship with Madoura owners Georges and Suzanne Ramié.
He ended up spending 24 years at the pottery, producing 633 designs in limited editions ranging from 25 to 500.
Picasso ‘would be delighted’ with £1.5m sale (Telegraph)