Jean Touret moved to a rural town near Marolles, France in 1946. Jean decided to organize a group of artisans and became their artistic director. The Marolles group with Touret’s direction was guided by the minimalism, with extensive use of wood and iron materials he considered to be organic. Maurice Leroy became the carpenter and his son Emile Henri Vion the ironworker. Jean departed the group in 1964 and we think this was probably made during his reign. When I first looked at this chandelier, I quickly assumed it was an Asian import, but the more I studied the iron rooster chandelier, the more I noticed the fine details that only a true artisan could have created. From the design concept the to the finishing details, this rooster chandelier was beautifully crafted.