Georges Jouve - Design London Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Michel Faré, Georges Jouve, Paris, 1965, p. 51
    Philippe Jousse and Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2005, pp. 173, 305

  • 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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Lidded tobacco jar, model no. 1005

circa 1947
Glazed stoneware.
19 x 28.5 x 21 cm (7 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
Number 3 from the production of 10. Underside incised with 1005 III / X and artist's mark.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £20,000

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London Auction 21 September 2016