Sotheby’s held a single-owner sale of Picasso ceramics, a market that has grown and grown over the last five years. This time the sellers were the Attenboroughs. Presumably the provenance added to the sell-through rate—the sale values surely contained a bonus—which was without a blemish; however, the strength of the Picasso ceramics market should not be discounted in the sale performance. These works have become de rigeur accent pieces for collectors of all kinds. But that’s not how the Attenboroughs bought the works.
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