10 December 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
Le Gabier de Vigie
with signature and dated 'Jean Cocteau/1961' (lower right), marked and numbered 'Edition originale/de Jean Cocteau/Atelier Madeline Jolly/33/40' (underneath)
black earthenware plate
Conceived in 1961 and executed in an edition of 40
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Sold with a photo-certificate from Mrs. Annie Guèdras, dated 14 novembre 1961.
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A. Guédras, no.231 (another version illustrated p.147).
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