This is beautiful porcelain vase designed by Jean Cocteau for Rosenthal. The piece is in overall wonderful condition. The use and implication of irregular shapes throughout the piece is a quintessential aspect of Cocteau’s work. The freeform vase accentuates the 2 facial motifs and minimal abstract accents.
Jean Cocteau / 1952 is on the piece as seen in the pictures. “Jean Cocteau ‘Classic Rose / Rosenthal Group // Germany” is sited on the underside of the vessel. This concept was first designed in 1952 by Jean Cocteau and was produced in the early 1970s by the Classic Rose Rosenthal Group, Germany.
“Jean Cocteau was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic. He was one of the foremost creatives of the surrealist, avant-garde, and Dadaist movements; and one of the most influential figures in early 20th-century art as a whole. The National Observer suggested that, “of the artistic generation whose daring gave birth to Twentieth Century Art, Cocteau came closest to being a Renaissance man.” (Wikipedia).