03-15-2011 03-15-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2539B Boston
March 15, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Artist-designed 23kt Gold Pendant/Brooch "Le Profil," Jean Cocteau

$5,333$4,500
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2539B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 15, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Artist-designed 23kt Gold Pendant/Brooch "Le Profil," Jean Cocteau, cast with a figure seen in profile among scrolls, lg. 2 1/4 in., 22/50, nos. 2771 and 1483, signed Jean Cocteau, maker's mark PH for Pierre Hugo, Aix-en-Provence, French guarantee stamps, within original fitted wooden box and certificate.

Note: Although remembered primarily as an avant-garde filmmaker, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was accomplished in many fields on artistic endeavor, including poetry, fiction, illustration, drama and ballet. A figure at the center of the artistic community in Paris in the teens and 20s, he collaborated with Edith Piaf, Sergei Diaghilev, and Erik Satie.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Surface scratches all over, dent to back not visible when worn.

Keywords

Jean Cocteau, Pierre Hugo, Aix, Edith Piaf, Erik Satie, Sergei Diaghilev, Paris