Georges Jouve - Design & Design Art New York Wednesday, December 12, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Philippe Jousse and Galerie Jousse Enterprise, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2005, p. 201 for similar examples

  • Artist Biography

    Georges Jouve

    French • 1910 - 1964

    Working out of his studio in Paris (and later in Aix-en-Provence), Georges Jouve produced sculptural ceramics for modernist interiors. Upon the invitation of Jacques Adnet, the director of the Compagnie des Arts Français (CAF), Jouve participated in various salons internationally and within France, including the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. He created rigorously simple yet soft and playful forms, including plump, contrapposto vessels, rotund pitchers and cylindrical vases. His tireless experimentation of glazes led to a palette of perfect matte blacks, bone whites and joyful pops of lime green, lemony yellow and, occasionally, selenium red. Jouve's ceramics echo the organic modernism of his CAF colleagues, such as Charlotte Perriand and Serge Mouille.

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Table lamp

ca. 1960
White glazed ceramic, brass, fabric shade.
29 3/4 in. (75.6) high with shade, 27 7/8 in. (70.8 cm) high without shade
Underside incised “Jouve/France.”

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $15,000

Design & Design Art

13 Dec 2007, 2pm
New York