Georges Jouve - Design New York Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Jousse Entreprise, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005

  • Literature

    Philippe Jousse and Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2005, throughout
    Adrien Dirand, Yann Siliec, and Sarah Medford, Joseph Dirand: Interior, New York, 2017, illustrated pp. 76, 79

  • 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 an International Collector, Curated by Joseph Dirand


Two "Boule" vases

black vase after 1964 and white vase circa 1957
Glazed stoneware.
Black vase: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm) high
White vase: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) high

Black vase produced by Atelier Jouve, France. Underside of each incised with artist’s cipher. Black vase further incised AT. JOUVE and white vase further incised JOUVE.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $30,240

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New York Auction 7 December 2021