09-16-2008 09-16-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2423 Boston
September 16, 2008 10:00AMCalender
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Artist Designed 23kt Gold Pendant/Brooch, Jean Cocteau

$7,406$6,250
Auction: Fine Jewelry - 2423 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 16, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Artist Designed 23kt Gold Pendant/Brooch, Jean Cocteau, cast with a figure seen in profile among scrolls, lg. 2 1/4 in., 21/50, nos. 2778 and 1483, signed Jean Cocteau, maker's mark PH for Pierre Hugo, Aix-en-Provence, French guarantee stamps, within original fitted wooden box.

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

Cocteau Pendant
c. 1960
some light surface scratches
box with some small blue smudges to the top, not particularly bad

Keywords

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