Georges Jouve, ‘Glazed Ceramic Sconce’, ca. France-c 1950, Design/Decorative Art, Glazed Ceramic, Maison Gerard
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Georges Jouve

Glazed Ceramic Sconce, ca. France-c 1950

Glazed Ceramic
20 1/2 × 9 × 4 in
52.1 × 22.9 × 10.2 cm
.
$28,000
Location
New York, New York
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Maison Gerard
New York, New York

A mid-century, biomorphic sconce by French designer Georges Jouve, fired in a lush, variegated …

Medium
Condition
Very good.
Frame
Not included
Georges Jouve
French, 1910–1964
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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.

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A mid-century, biomorphic sconce by French designer Georges Jouve, fired in a lush, variegated green glaze. Signed on back. To our knowledge this may have been one of only five made in this beautiful green.

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Very good.
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Georges Jouve
French, 1910–1964
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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.

Georges Jouve

Glazed Ceramic Sconce, ca. France-c 1950

Glazed Ceramic
20 1/2 × 9 × 4 in
52.1 × 22.9 × 10.2 cm
.
$28,000
Location
New York, New York
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