Georges Jouve - Design New York Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Collection of the artist
    Thence by descent
    Christie's, Paris, "Design Vente du Soir," November 22, 2016, lot 201
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Philippe Jousse and Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2005, pp. 201, 289

  • 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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Property from an Important Midwest Collection


Table lamp

Glazed stoneware, fabric shade.
26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm) high
Underside incised with the artist’s cipher and JOUVE/FRANCE.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $7,560

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New York Auction 9 June 2021