JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
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JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)

Tête d'arlequin sur bleu

JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
Tête d'arlequin sur bleu
signed and dated ‘Jean Cocteau 59’ (lower right); inscribed and numbered ‘Édition originale de Jean Cocteau Atelier Madeline-Jolly 34/50’ (underneath)
white earthenware, blue engobe, blue and white ceramic crayon and yellow, black, green and red enamels
diameter: 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.)
Conceived in 1959 and executed in a numbered edition of 50
Armand Pellier, Nîmes, by whom acquired in the 1970s, and thence by descent to the present owner.
A. Guédras, Jean Cocteau, Céramiques, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1989, no. 221, pp. 141 & 268 (illustrated p. 141).
Special notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
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We are grateful to Catherine Madeline for her help in cataloguing and confirming the authenticity of this work.

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