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RARE Mid Century Jeanne Valentine S.A. Papier Mache Tiger Sculpture - $300 (North Chattanooga)

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condition: good
RARE Mid Century Jeanne Valentine S.A. Papier Mache Tiger Sculpture-French Folk Art made in Mexico-Vintage Decor

Approximate dimensions: H 22.75" x W 20" x D 17.5"

This is a wonderful mid-century papier mache folk art sculpture made by French designer, Jeanne Valentine in Mexico.

Condition:
In good condition with age related discoloration; a few small chips here and there, crack on tail area and loss of top layer above the tiger’s eye. Please view photos carefully. Given the age, this sculpture shows great character for a unique vintage piece.

Inside portion of tail (was made as a separate piece and can be safely removed) has “12” handwritten in pencil. It is possible that this is the number 12 sculpture produced within a series.

Label on bottom of sculpture reads: “Jeanne Valentine S.A. Hecho en Mexico”

(Made in Mexico)

"Jeanne (Cecile) Valentine was born in Paris, France, in 1899-1900 and came to the US in 1940. She first was a dress designer in Paris in the 1950s, then shifted to the papier mache work in the 1960s in San Miguel, Mexico.
She moved to Mexico in the 1960s and trained local young people in the exacting techniques of the French craft of papier mache. Her delicately crafted, sophisticated papier mache creations were found in the most elegant shops in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Paris and London and considered to be the top of the line for Paper Mache and Paper Mache Mexico Folk Art."

A 1969 article about Jeanne Valentine in Mexico reported that she was "a pleasantly shrewd former Parisian whose age is difficult to guess." The article further reports that Valentine was "near the end of a lengthy process of becoming a Mexican citizen" and that she "opened a shop in San Miguel about ten years ago, training young area people in the exacting techniques of the ancient French craft" (of papier mache). It added that her "stream of delicately crafted, sophisticated papier-mache creations" were "found in the most elegant shops of New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Paris, and London."

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