Georges Jouve, ‘Floor lamp’, ca. 1955, Phillips

Property from an East Coast Collection

Philippe Jousse and Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2005, p. 198

Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval, Paris
Jon Stryker, New York, 2006
Sotheby’s, New York, “The Jon Stryker Collection: Masterworks of European Modernism,” December 16, 2014, lot 44
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Georges Jouve

Georges Jouve was working as a theater designer when World War II broke out. He spent the war seeking refuge in the Free Zone of the South of France, where he happened upon the region’s tradition of ceramics, learning the local potters’ secrets. In 1944 he opened his studio in Paris, and in the years that followed, he would go on to become a leading ceramicist of the mid 20th century. With a background in art history and sculpture, Jouve created strong and sinuous shapes—sometimes influenced by the religious figures he encountered in southern France—which he covered with rich enamel.

French, 1910-1964, Fontenay-sous-Bois, France, based in Paris, France