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Jean Cocteau

French

Jean Cocteau was a French painter, poet, designer, printmaker, playwright and filmmaker. He is one of the most important figures of French Surrealism, although he always denied being in any way connected to the movement.

Cocteau 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, and 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, he 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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Creator: Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Séléné", 1959
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - "Séléné or L'oeil de la nuit " from 1959 Edition originale Madeline & Jolly . White earthenware with grey / blue engobe and white oxyde, measure: Di...
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Ceramic

Cocteau Jean Limoges Porcelain Plate, Signed
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Cocteau Jean (1889-1963) Limoges Porcelain plate, signed and numbered 54/250. the background color is slightly pinkish.
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Jean Cocteau Plates by Limoges, Set of 8
By Jean Cocteau
Located in New York, NY
Fabulous set of 8 Jean Cocteau porcelain hor d'oeuvres or dessert plates for Limoges. Four unique figural drawings of ancient Greece from Orpheus and his harp to Eurydice. One sig...
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Cocteau Jean Limoges Porcelain Plate, Signed
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Cocteau Jean (1889-1963) Limoges Porcelain plate, signed and numbered 144/250. the background color is slightly pinkish.
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Jean Cocteau Drawing, circa 1952, France
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Girona, Spain
Jean Cocteau drawing, circa 1952, France. Original frame. Signed. Dedication by Jean Cocteau - Bacchus - Gallimard, Paris, 1952 - 218 pages. Very good vintage condition. Jean Co...
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Jean Cocteau Large Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Etrurie", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - Etrurie - 1958 Edition originale Madeline & Jolly with certificat d'origine dated et signed from 1961. White earthenware with black and dark red - Diamete...
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Ceramic

Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Mug "Le Chevalier", 1959
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic mug - "Le chevalier" from 1959 Edition originale Madeline & Jolly . Red earthenware with red / black /green engobe and brown oxyde . Measures: H 10 cm x L 13 ...
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Ceramic

Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Vase "Les Vestales", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic vase - "Les Vestales" from 1958 Edition originale Madeline & Jolly - Signed - and with original certificat Red Terracotta earthenware with yellow / blue / ...
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Portfolio Picasso from 1916 to 1961, Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso, 1962
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Portfolio "Picasso from 1916 to 1961" - Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso Edition of the Rock 1962 Copy returned to the author H39xL29cm Hand signed Picasso and Jean Coctea...
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Jean Cocteau Original Vintage Stone Lithograph Custom Framed MCM
By Jean Cocteau, Mourlot
Located in North Miami, FL
This original and authentic Mid-Century Modern French stone lithograph designed by Jean Cocteau from the 1950s is for a ceramic exhibition of his pieces at Galerie Pont de Arts. It h...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Marianne", 1961
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau Oval dish "Marianne" 1961 Edition originale Madeline Jolly signed and WITH CERTIFICAT Red earthenware with red, black and blue enamel ?20 copies only D: 37 x 25 cm ...
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1960s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Bronze Cat Signed Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Bronze cat signed Jean Cocteau.   
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Jean Cocteau Original Edition Ceramic Dish "La Joconde" , 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - La Joconde- 1958 Edition originale Atelier Madeline & Jolly with certificat d'origine dated et signed . White earthenware with black / red / blue en...
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1950s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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"Le Faune Rêveur" Lithography, Jean Cocteau, 1950
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Le Faune Rêveur" Lithography, Jean Cocteau, 1950. Printed signature and numbered 48/150. Estate stamp at the lower right corner in blue ink. Perfect condition.  
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1950s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Paper

Jean Cocteau Original Edition Large Ceramic Dish "Indes", 1958
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - "Indes" from 1958 Edition original from Atelier Madeline & Jolly. White earthenware with brown engobe diameter 36 cm. Numbered 20 on 20 copies Bibliog: J...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jean Cocteau

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Ceramic

Jean Cocteau Large Original Edition Ceramic Dish "Cornefeuilles", 1962
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Cocteau ceramic dish - Cornefeuilles, 1962 Edition originale Madeline & Jolly with certificat d'origine dated et signed from 1962. Red earthenware with black / white/ orange ena...
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1960s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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"Festival du Film Maudit" Original French Poster
By Jean Cocteau
Located in London, GB
Original French poster for Festival du Film Maudit. In 1949 an avant-garde cine-club called Objectif 49 was formed in France. Its founder members included Andre Bazin, Jacques Doniol...
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1940s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

Custom Framed Orpheus Lithograph after Jean Cocteau
By Jean Cocteau
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A beautiful color lithograph from the Orpheus series, from an original drawing by Jean Cocteau. The lithography is so fine that it almost appears to be an original crayon drawing. Ma...
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1970s French Vintage Jean Cocteau

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By Jean Cocteau
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Roger Capron Large Ceramic Dish with Stylized Mermaid, Vallauris, 1950s
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Located in Paris, FR
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Large Ceramic Decorative Dish with Characters Signed by Roger Capron, 1955
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Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg Birds Ceramic Tile, 1970's
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Set of 12 Large Ceramic Plates Zodiac Signs Wall Decoration 1960's Italy
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Jean Cocteau furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Jean Cocteau furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 22 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Jean Cocteau were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Jean Lurcat, Pol Chambost and Madoura if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Jean Cocteau furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $316 and tops out at $23,025, while pieces like these can sell for $3,340 on average.

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