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  • Provenance

    Phillips de Pury & Company, Design and Design Art, New York, December 14, 2006, lot 99

  • Literature

    Philippe Jousse and Galerie Jousse Enterprise, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2005, p. 288

  • 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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Pair of "Papillon" wall lights

ca. 1956
Glazed ceramic, painted metal, fabric.
Each: 21 x 12 1/4 x 7 in. (53.3 x 31.1 x 17.8 cm), including shade
One incised with artist monogram and signed “Jouve” (2).

Estimate
$20,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $28,750

Design

14 December 2011
New York