All but one of the 86 lots of Picasso ceramics sold at Sotheby’s yesterday in London. The estimates and final selling prices were in sync and the demand seems to continue unabated. Continue Reading
With the growing success of Picasso ceramics in the marketplace, Artnet is holding an online auction this week of 59 ceramic pieces by Picasso with estimates ranging from $5000 to $150,000. This Plat Visage Masque Putoise from 1947 is the top lot with a requested opening bid of $150,000.
Christie’s had a white-glove sale for Picasso ceramics in London:
Christie’s Picasso Ceramics auction on 18 June 2013 realised £2,845,750 / $4,459,290 / €3,340,911, selling 100 percent of the 171 lots on offer. This Picasso Ceramics sale was the first annual sale in the category, which follows the success of the Madoura Collection of Picasso Ceramics in 2012.
The top lot in the sale was an exquisite solid gold platter, which sold for £193,875/ $303,802 / €227,609, against a pre-sale estimate of £100,000 – 150,000. Never before seen on the market, this stunning plate weighs over 2.5kg and is made from 22 carat gold.
More sales data later in the week.
$10.8 million and 99% sold by lot. Once again, provenance proves its power in today’s market.