Jean Cocteau "Fleur des Yeux"

Artist                              Jean Cocteau
Title                               "Fleur des Yeux"
Date                               1958
Medium                         original ceramic plate
Signature                       hand signed and numbered
Edition                           from the edition of 50
Dimensions                   12 inches dia.

This piece is original ceramic plate by Jean Cocteau, created in 1958. This piece was embellished with black oxide pencil, and white, green, blue, red, and black enamels. In 1957, Cocteau met Marie Madeline Jolly and Philippe Madeline and created over 300 ceramics in their workshop at Villefranche-sur-Mer. At this workshop, he began experimenting with new concepts in pottery design. All these ceramic objects, he said, should look as if they were discovered in an archaeological dig. This piece is hand signed and numbered from the edition of 50 on the bottom of the plate. It also reads, "Edition originale de Jean Cocteau, Atelier Madeline-Jolly" on the backside. This plate measures 12 inches in diameter. It is referenced as number 176 in "Jean Cocteau: Ceramiques Catalogue Raisonne" by Annie Guedras.



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