Georges Jouve - Design London Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Madame Jouve, Aix en Provence, France, purchased in 1990 by Galerie de Beyrie, France, Private Collection.

  • Literature

    Philippe Jousse and Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2005, p. 194

  • 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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Table lamp

c. 1954
Glazed ceramic, paper shade. Underside incised with artist’s monogram and ‘Jouve’.
59.5 cm. (23 1/2 in.) high, including shade

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £21,250


28 April 2010