The original Jean Cocteau "Têtes" prototype vase with provenance


Painted by:      Jean Cocteau

Vase design by:  Fitz Heridenreich for Rosenthal

Description:     Unique prototype vase, painted personally by Cocteau for Rosenthal. Jean Cocteau
                 was invited to propose various designs for Rosenthal. He painted this vase, designed
                 by Fritz Heidenreich, which was subsequently manufactured and sold as model "Têtes",
                 from 1952 onwards.
                 Black ceramic paint over glazed white porcelain. Signed and dated by the artist
                 and additionally inscribed "Hamburg", the latter not reproduced in the series
                 production. Underneath handwritten old paper label "pièce unique, ne se vend pas"
                 (unique piece, not for sale). Letter of provenance included.

Country of 
Manufacture:     Germany

Date:            1952

Marks:           Original artist's signature and "Rosenthal Germany Kunstabteilung Selb". 

Condition:       Excellent condition, tiniest flea bite on the rim. No restorations.

Size:            30cm high (11,8") 

Other infor-     This item was owned by a member of the Rosenthal family and is supplied with a letter
nation:          from the previous owner (a relative), providing full details of  provenance.  

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