Jean Touret for Marolles, Pair of suspensions, Iron, circa 1950, France
Jean Touret (1916-2004) for the Marolles workshop, Pair of rooster chandeliers,
With rooster decoration overhanging a crown of six lights,
circa 1950, France.
Measures : Diameter 50 cm, Height 54 cm.
Jean Touret is a French sculptor, whose mainly religious work, uses wood and metals to achieve sometimes monumental sculptures (statuary, altars, organ buffets). His art that remains figurative but at the limit of abstraction, coincides with the movement back to the liturgical simplicity that Vatican II. Jean Touret is also known as designer. At the beginning of his career, in the Loir et Cher, he set up a craft cooperative "The Artisans de Marolles" of which he was the artistic director. In the 1950s-1960, they will produce a furniture that we rediscovered today.