Jean Cocteau "Scene d'Interieur from Le Satiricon"

Artist                              Jean Cocteau
Title                               "Scene d'Interieur from Le Satiricon"
Date                               1961
Medium                         original ceramic plate
Signature                       hand signed and numbered
Edition                           from the edition of 15
Dimensions                   14 inches dia.

This piece is original ceramic plate by Jean Cocteau, created in 1961. This piece was embellished with black, red, green, blue, and yellow 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 from a series of 8 ceramic plates that illustrate the ancient Latin work of fiction by Gaius Petronius. It is hand signed and numbered from the edition of 15 on the bottom of the plate. It also reads, "Edition originale de Jean Cocteau, Atelier Madeline-Jolly" on the backside. This plate measures 14 inches in diameter. It is referenced as number 126 in "Jean Cocteau: Ceramiques Catalogue Raisonne" by Annie Guedras.

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