Online auction brings Picasso ceramics within reach

…possibly. If you have ever fancied owning a Picasso then, extraordinarily, now might just be your chance. An online auction of Picasso ceramics at Christie’s this month focuses on work including plates, platers and vases, and with starting bids on some items as low as £3,000 it offers the chance to own your own masterpiece without needing to win the lottery.

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Picasso designed a staggering 633 different ceramic editions between 1947 and 1971, meaning his ceramics cover many different forms of decoration and style throughout his career. Potential bidders on the 90-lot auction can go and view the full collection in person at Christie’s London HQ until the 2 March, or view them all (and bid for them) online until the 7 March 2017.

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Christie’s themselves have produced an interesting guide to Picasso’s ceramics, including the techniques to know, marks to look for and other useful details, so you can mug up before you get your credit card out. We particularly love the vases depicting women painted in muted blues, browns and charcoals, currently sitting at around £5,000… if anyone wants to pick up a little something for The Chromologist while they are browsing.


See the full online auction catalogue here.

All images from Christie’s.

Ros Anderson


Ros Anderson is an interiors journalist and blogger who has worked for The Guardian, Elle Decoration, Ideal Home and many more. In 2009 she co-founded cult interiors blog My Friend's House with Jill Macnair, as a place to write about design in a more honest, spontaneous and humorous way.

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