These ornaments and sculptures were designed by Jean Cocteau between 1957 and 1962, while he was experimenting new concepts in pottery design with his friends Marie-Madeleine Jolly and Philippe Madeline in their workshop at Villefranche sur Mer. All these objects, he said, should look as if they were discovered in an archaeological dig.
…I have always dreamed of being an archeologist and as I’m not, I try to make up what I would have liked to find underground…
Original sketch by Jean Cocteau 1960.
Draft in volume created by Jean Cocteau and Marie Madeleine Jolly at the workshop in Villefranche sur Mer ,1960.
Patinated bronze that is put in a pebble coming from the “Rhône”.
Faune à la barbiche
Original sketch by Jean Cocteau, 1960.
Black and red enamels