21 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
Le génie des bois
signed 'Jean Cocteau' (lower centre), inscribed and numbered 'Edition originale de/Jean Cocteau/Atelier Madeline-Jolly/10/30' (underneath)
partially glazed white earthenware plate
12¼in. (31.5cm.) diameter
Conceived in 1962 and executed in an edition of 30
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Sold with a photo-certificate from Mrs. Marie-Madeline Jolly, dated Villefranche, le 10 janvier 1962.
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A. Guédras, no.188 (another version illustrated p.125).
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