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  • Literature

    Michel Fare, Georges Jouve Ceramiste, Paris, 1945, p. 71; Philippe Jousse and Galerie Jousse Enterprise, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2005, pp. 287-289 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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Rare bottle-neck vase, model no. 427

Glazed ceramic.
33 cm (13 in.) high
Underside incised with artist's monogram and ‘Jouve’.

£9,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £11,250


24 Apr 2008, 2pm