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