Jean Cocteau, "La Dame Etonnee," Terra Cotta Cup and Saucer, 1958

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A limited edition cup and saucer by the surrealist artist Jean Cocteau (1883-1963). Signed on cup, and numbered 43/50 on base of saucer. Titled "La Dame Etonnee" ("Woman Surprised"), this is the only cup and saucer Cocteau created. It is an original edition, executed at the Atelier Madeline-Jolly.

A rare, extraordinary example of Cocteau's ceramic work and a remarkable illustration of mid-century surrealism in the decorative arts. A collector's piece.

Reference: Jean Cocteau Ceramiques, catalogue raisonne by Annie Guedras, p.179.

Dimensions below are of the cup, diameter of saucer: 5 in
height of cup and saucer: 3 in.
 

Details

  • Condition
    Good. Good condition, small circular mark on the saucer from wax residue.
  • Dimensions
    2.58 in. H x 3.13 in. W x 4.38 in. D
    7 cm H x 8 cm W x 11 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Winnetka, IL
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU93656115873
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