Georges Jouve - Design New York Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Philippe Jousse and Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2005, throughout for similar bottles and "Boule" vases

  • 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 of a Private Collector, Belgium

7

"Boule" vase and two bottles

1950s
Glazed stoneware.
Vase: 6 in. (15.2 cm) high
Taller bottle: 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm) high

Underside of each incised with artist’s cipher and JOUVE.

Estimate
$18,000 - 24,000 

Sold for $18,900

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Design

New York Auction 7 June 2022