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    Sale 5394

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    10 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 101

    Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

    Hermès (Mercure)

    Price Realised  

    Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
    Hermès (Mercure)
    with signature 'Jean Cocteau' (lower right), marked and numbered 'Edition originale/de Jean Cocteau/Atelier Madeline-Jolly/30/30' (underneath)
    terracotta plate
    12¼in. (31.2cm.) diameter
    Conceived in 1958 and executed in an edition of 30


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    Sold with a photo-certificate from Mrs. Annie Guèdras, dated 1 juillet 1958.

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    Literature

    A. Guédras, no.192 (another version illustrated p.127).