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Jean Cocteau Art

JEAN COCTEAU (FRANCE, 1889–1963)

Jean Cocteau was a French painter, poet, designer, playwright and filmmaker. Cocteau is one of the most important figures of French Surrealism, although he always denied being in any way connected to the movement. He was born to a socially prominent Parisian family. His father, George Cocteau, was an amateur painter who committed suicide when Jean was only a child. 

Jean became famous in Bohemian circles as "The Frivolous Prince." In 1912, he collaborated with the Ballets Russes. After World War I, Cocteau met the poet Guillaume Apollinaire and the artist Pablo Picasso. In 1917, thanks to Sergei Diaghilev, a Russian impresario, Cocteau wrote a scenario for the ballet Parade — the set of this important ballet was realized by Pablo Picasso and the music was composed by Erik Satie. In the late 1920s, Cocteau wrote the libretto for Igor Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex. In 1918, he met the French poet Raymond Radiguet. They worked and went on many journeys together. Cocteau promoted his friend's works in his artistic group. Cocteau is well-known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929) and the films The Blood of a Poet, Beauty and the Beast and Orpheus. During World War II, he created sets for the Théâtre de la Mode. In 1955, Cocteau was elected to the Académie Française and the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium. He was commander of the Legion of Honour, a member of the Academié Mallarmé, the Academy of Arts (Berlin) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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L'Arlequin à l'oeil Orange, Pastel on Paper
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" Arlequin à l'oeil orange " . PASTEL on paper by Jean Cocteau. 1954 . certified By Madame Annie GUEDRAS under N° 6101 B . size 57,5 x 46 cm . Signed Jean and dated 1954 . framed u...
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1950s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Pastel

L'adolescent by Jean Cocteau, Pastel on Paper
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
L'adolescent by Jean Cocteau is pastel drawing on paper, 1954. Certified by Madame Annie Guedras under N° 6100 B. signed Jean and dated 1954 Dedicated later "à mon cher Raymond Oliv...
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1950s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Paper, Pastel

original ceramic Vase " Iphigénie " . signed .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" Iphigénie " is a red earthenware turned Vase painted in colored enamels with crayons d'oxyde additions . signed in black enamel at the base and inscribed "edition originale de Jean...
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1950s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original drawing " Tête de chevalier "." night's head in profile ".certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"tête de chevalier de profil ". " Knignt's head in profile " is an original drawing ink on paper ( dark blue stylo) by Jean Cocteau . " tête de chevalier de profil " is from ...
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1940s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ink

Jean Cocteau - Vision - Original Lithograph
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Lithograph by Jean Cocteau Title: Taureaux Signed in the plate Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm Edition: 200 Luxury print edition from the portfolio of Trinckvel 1965
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Lithograph

original drawing "ORPHEE " . " profile of Orpheus with laurels " .certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
autograph & original drawing on paper "profil d'Orphée aux lauriers " offered by Jean Cocteau framed : 36 x 29 cm. museum quality protective glass . drawing : 18,6 x 12 cm . " so...
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1950s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ink, Pen

original ceramic dish " Orphée et Eurydice " . Mythic & certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"Orphée et Eurydice " is a White earthenware plate with colored enamels and black crayons d'oxyde . signed on the front . numbered and inscribed édition originale de Jean Cocteau a...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original drawing " sailor "." No Chance " exceptionnel tattoo .certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"No chance " tattooed is an Indian ink & graphite original and exceptionnel drawing by Jean Cocteau . The drawing was made by Jean COCTEAU during a stay at the Toulon clinic in 19...
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1930s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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India Ink

Surrealist Portrait - Original Etching, 1946
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau Surrealist Portrait, 1946 Original etching Printed signature in the plate On BFK Rives vellum, 32,5 x 25 cm (c. 12,7 x 9,8 inch) Edition limited to 300 copies (unnumber...
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1940s Expressionist Jean Cocteau Art

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Etching

original ceramic dish " le génie des bois" "the genius of the woods ". certified
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" le Génie des bois ". " the genius of the woods " is a white earthenware plate with oxyde crayon Red and orange enamels. referenced R 411 , page 125 from Annie Guédras catalog rai...
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1960s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

" La voix Humaine " original drawing " Human Voice " by J. Cocteau .certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" la voix Humaine ""Human Voice " is an original drawing with colored crayons , executed on the back of a paper from the villa" Santo Sospir " . Madame Annie Guédras has confirmed t...
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1950s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Graphite

" Lifar était Massine " original drawing ." two characters " .certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" Deux personnages " . " Two characters " is an original indian ink on paper drawing by Jean Cocteau, graphite, stump and brown wash . "Anteil " was a jean Cocteau and Igor Stravins...
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1930s Jean Cocteau Art

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Ink

Drôle de Ménage - Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1948
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Drôle de Ménage is an original modern rare book illustrated by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1948. Published by Paul Morihien, Paris. Original Ed...
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1940s Jean Cocteau Art

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Photogravure, Paper

Astrology ." le feu ". Museum Unic Work certified by Comité Jean Cocteau.
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" l'Astrologue I " le FEU , Original Mix Media by Jean Cocteau certified by comité Jean Cocteau (Mr Martin ) under N° 25620/10 . 1954 . provenance: collection Edouard Dermit . size...
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1950s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Mixed Media

Opium - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1931
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Opium is an original modern rare book illustrated by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1931. Published by Librairie Stock, Paris. Original First Edit...
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1930s Jean Cocteau Art

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Paper, Photogravure

original unic ceramic dish "Totem " pièce unique
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"Totem " is a unic plate ,signed and inscribed Jean Cocteau Villefranche 1957. glazed red terracotta plate . polychromic enamels on white engobe . unique piece Noted " dessin de Jea...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

Thomas l’Imposteur - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1927
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Thomas l’Imposteur is an original modern rare book illustrated by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1927. Published by Gallimard NRF, Paris. Original...
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1920s Jean Cocteau Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Le Potomak - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1924
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Le Potomak (Le Potomak précédé d’un Prospectus 1916) is an original modern rare book illustrated by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1924. Published ...
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1920s Jean Cocteau Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Le Secret Professionnel - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1925
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Le Secret Professionnel is an original modern rare book illustrated by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1925. Published by Au Sens Pareil, Paris. Ori...
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1920s Jean Cocteau Art

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Paper

original ceramic small dish " l'esprit du jardin " ."spirit of the garden "
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" l'esprit du jardin " is a White earthenware ,signed Jean COCTEAU , inscribed Hors commerce .( H .C ) Referenced R701-A , page 162. size : 13cm . " very rare sample " .
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1950s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original drawing " Dargelos " . "terrible children " . certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
Original blue ink drawing on paper "Dargelos à la boule de neige " from " Terrible Children" book is signed "Jean " . ( 1929-1935 ) . Madame Annie Guédras has confirmed the authent...
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1930s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ink

Monsieur
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Jean Cocteau 'Monsieur' Ref 1802 18 karat gold and ruby 19 grammes 8.3 x 5.5cm Edition of 50 Executed by François and Pierre Hugo
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Gold

Madame
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Jean Cocteau 'Madame' Ref 1495 18 karat gold, diamonds and sapphires 17 grammes 7.5 x 5.5cm Edition of 50 Executed by François and Pierre Hugo
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Gold

Monsieur Abeille
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Jean Cocteau 'Monsieur Abeille' 18 karat gold and sapphires 26 grams 14,3 x 5,8 cm edition of 50 Executed by François and Pierre Hugo
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Gold

Losange
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Jean Cocteau Losange 18 karat gold and diamonds 40 grams 10,5 x 5,5cm edition of 50
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Gold

Grand Masque
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Jean Cocteau Grand Masque 23 karat gold 52 grams 8,2 x 8,6cm edition of 50
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Gold

Visage en V
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Jean Cocteau Visage en V 23 karat gold 33,8 grams 5x 6,5cm edition of 50
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Gold

Taureau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Jean Cocteau Taureau 23 karat gold 56 grams 11,6 x 7 cm edition of 50
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Gold

Deux Têtes
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Jean Cocteau Deux Tetes 23 karat gold 52 grams 7 x 6,5cm edition of 50
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Gold

Profil
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Jean Cocteau Profil 23 karat gold 29 grams 5,7 x 4,7 cm edition of 50
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1960s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Gold

original drawing " Fumeur d' Opium ". "opium smoker " .certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" fumeur d'Opium " is an Original ink ( stylo dark blue ) drawing on paper by Jean Cocteau executed in 1957 . representing an Opium smoker from "Opium " book ( edition lib. stock ) ...
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1950s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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India Ink

Ceramic Vase, Femme Voilée, Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
Femme voilée, is a ceramic vase signed Jean Cocteau on the base, marked édition originale de Jean Cocteau Atelier Madeline - Jolly Exemplaire d' auteur (artist proof) Partially glaz...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic large dish " Théâtre du Cap d'Ail ".certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"Theatre du cap d'ail " . "cap d'Ail theater " is a mythic plate , very few edition , signed Jean Cocteau .marked and numbered Edition originale de Jean Cocteau atelier Madeline-Jol...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original unic large dish " Cap d'ail " pièce unique
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
Exclusive limited edition . Unic variant . Signed Jean Cocteau . partially glazed white earthenware with Blue "sèvres" enamel and green engobe . Edition originale de Jean Cocteau N° ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic dish " les dioscures " . certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" les dioscures "is a ceramic plate signed Jean COCTEAU, Littérature : Jean Cocteau céramiques .Paris 1989. catalogue raisonné Annie Guédras . page 55, Ref 251. . marked and number...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic dish " pêcheur d'oursins" . " sex sea fisherman "
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
Signed and dated Jean Cocteau 1958 . marked edition originale de Jean Cocteau . Atelier Madeline -Jolly (Underneath ). partially glazed white earthenware plate conceived in 1958 in a...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic pendant " Vé & Astrology ". certified.
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
Vé & astrology ceramics's white and rose variant pendant model . signed and referenced in the catalog raisonné of ceramics . size: 7x5.5 cm for Vé .Ref : RB3 page 212 size: 7cm for ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic pendant " Vé & Astrology " .certified.
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
Vé and astrology ceramics 's pendant . Vé : signed underneath white and blue variant : 7x 5,5 cm . ref : R.B3 page 212. Astrology : Signed underneath white and blue variant : 7cm. R...
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1950s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic pendant " Vé & double mask " .certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
on top is pendant called "double masque " . first variant terracotta ceramic . size: about 9x4.2cm .REF :R.B1 page 210 . down ," Vé "second variant . signed . size: 7x5,5cm Ref : R...
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1950s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

" Philippe " original drawing " two profile " by J. Cocteau . certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" Philippe " is an graphite , black pencil and stump drawing by Jean COCTEAU , executed in 1931 during a stay in Toulon ( South of France ) . " la méditerranée "is a restaurant in Pa...
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1930s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Graphite

" le Patineur " original drawing ;"Ice Skater " by J. Cocteau . certified
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" patineur sur glace ", "Ice Skater " is an original drawing by Jean COCTEAU . India ink and graphite on tracing paper . this drawing was executed in 1931 during a stay in Toulon ( s...
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1930s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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India Ink

" Portrait d'Homme " . "Portait of a man " original drawing. certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" portrait d'homme en buste ". " portrait of a man " is an original drawing , graphite on tracing paper. this drawing was executed by Jean Cocteau in 1931 during a stay in the clin...
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1930s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Graphite

original edition ceramic dish " Danses Antiques ". signed & certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"Couple aux cymbales et faune " is a white earthenware plate from série "danses antiques " inscribed édition originale de Jean Cocteau atelier Madeline -Jolly .and numbered . refer...
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1950s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic small dish " profil " . Hand signed .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" Profil " is a Terracotta palette with crayons d'oxyde . very limited edition ! referenced R1503 , page 180 . signed . " very rare " model ! catalogue raisonné de madame Annie Gu...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic small dish " l'Esprit du Jardin " . " spirit of the garden" .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" l'esprit du jardin " . " the spirit of the garden " is a red earthenware ceramic , inscribed Hors commerce . referenced R701-B , page 162 . from catalog raisonne of ceramics b...
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1950s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic dish " la machine infernale " the infernal machine ".certified.
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"la machine infernale " is a ceramic plate signed Jean COCTEAU , white earthenware round dish painted in colored enamels . signed and titled in black enamel on the front . numbered a...
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1950s Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original drawing " profil droit " "merry Christmas " . certified
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"profil droit ". " merry Christmas " is an original ink and pencil on paper by Jean Cocteau , signed Jean . sending for Christmas 1956 and new year 1957 .Madame Annie Guédras has co...
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1950s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Ink

original drawing " profil gauche " . certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"Profil gauche " is an original black ink drawing dated and signed by Jean Cocteau . drawing :23,5 x 18, 4 cm , framed : 34 x25 cm with quality museum glass . "profil gauche " is iss...
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1940s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Ink

original drawing " Tête d'homme de profil ". " head of a man " ". certified .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" head of a man " is an original drawing Ink drawing on paper by Jean Cocteau . size :19,2 x 14,2 cm ; executed in 1943-1945. on the front page of the book "Le mystère laic " ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ink

original ceramic dish " faune séducteur aux cornes blanches "" the seductive "
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" Faune séducteur aux cornes blanches ". " the seductive fauna .." is a red earthenware round plate , painted in colored enamels with crayons d'oxyde additions. signed and dated on ...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic dish " Till l'espiègle ".
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"Till l'espiègle " is a ceramic plate , signed Jean Cocteau , marked and numbered Atelier Madeline -Jolly 1/15 (underneath ) partially glazed white earthenware plate . black , yell...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original unic ceramic dish " la joconde " pièce unique.Hors commerce.
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
"la Joconde " .pièce unique .second proof . dessin de Jean Cocteau . céramiste Madeline -jolly . hors commerce (underneath ). glazed white earthenware plate with black and orange en...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original ceramic Vase " Médiévale " .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" Médievale " is a ceramic Vase signed Jean Cocteau at the base , marked and numbered Edition originale de Jean Cocteau Atelier Madeline -Jolly (Underneath ). partially glazed terrac...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

original unic ceramic dish " la Joconde " .pièce unique.Hors commerce .
By Jean Cocteau
Located in CANNES, FR
" Piéce unique ". First proof of an edition of 50 "la joconde " .Red terracotta . enamels black and white with orange and red enamels. dessin de Jean Cocteau . atelier Madeline -J...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic

Portraits-souvenirs - Vintage Rare Book Illustrated by Jean Cocteau - 1935
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait-souvenirs is an original modern rare book engraved by Jean Cocteau (Maisons-Laffitte, 1889 – Milly-la-Forêt, 1963) in 1935. Published by Grasset, Paris. First Edition, li...
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1930s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Paper

Jean Cocteau - Spanish Guitarist - Original Drawing
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Jean Cocteau - Spanish Guitarist - Original Signed Drawing Circa 1930 Pencil on paper 47 x 33 cm Provenance : Succession Dermit
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1930s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Pencil

Jean Cocteau "Gesicht" 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in New York, NY
This Jean Cocteau 'Gesicht', created in 1958, is made of ceramic and terracotta. Inscribed "Edition originale de Jean Cocteau Atelier Madeline Jolly 4/10" on the reverse. This piece ...
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1950s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Ceramic, Earthenware

Jean Cocteau Poteries by Jean Cocteau, 1958 Original Lithographic Poster
By Jean Cocteau
Located in New York, NY
Classic Poster Paper - Perfect Condition A+ This original vintage poster was designed by Jean Cocteau for a Pottery exhibition at the Tribunal de Peche de Villefranche-sur-Mer, Fran...
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1950s Modern Jean Cocteau Art

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Lithograph

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