• Impressionist & Modern Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5851

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    25 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 69

    Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

    La machine infernale

    Price Realised  


    Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
    La machine infernale
    signed, marked 'Jean Cocteau/La machine infernale' (upper centre and lower left) and marked again 'Edition originale de/Jean Cocteau/Atelier Madeline-Jolly/exemplaire d'auteur' (underneath)
    partially glazed white earthenware plate
    12¼in. (31cm.) diameter
    Conceived in 1957 and executed in an edition of 20

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    Sold with a photo-certificate from Mrs. Marie-Madeleine Jolly, dated 11 juillet 1958.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that in the printed catalogue the texts for lots 68 and 69 have been reversed, however the images are in the correct order.


    A. Guédras, no.197 (another version illustrated p.129).