Jean Ramié and Huguette Douly, Suzanne’s niece, both worked at the Madoura pottery and were married in 1951. Jean died in 1997 and Huguette in 2020 and their children decided to disperse their parents’ collection. As a result Tajan will be selling around 60 lots in an auction in Paris on March 17.
It includes works by Diego Giacometti, Victor Brauner and Marc Chagall, but Picasso’s art dominates the auction whether in the form of paintings, graphic works or ceramics.
Among the ceramics is this 6in (15cm) square tile, a unique piece painted with a faun holding two marottes or stick puppets. The tile is signed, dated and inscribed le 1er.12.56 pour Jean Ramié to the back and has an estimate of €80,000-120,000.