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Louise Milhau (French, 1904-1948), Piero and Harlequin, 1935,
a pair of painted plaster figures, signed and dated to underside 18.5 and 17cm high

Footnote: Provenance: Julians Park, Hertfordshire The wife of Jean Matisse and daughter-in-law of Henri Matisse, Louise Matisse (nee Milhau) was a ceramic artist based in Paris in the early 20th century. Despite having been commissioned by Hermes to create a series of anthropomorphic earthenware tobacco jars in the 1920s, very few works by Milhau have been offered at auction and, consequently, examples of her work are scarce.

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