Georges Jouve, ‘Patte d'ours ashtray on stand’, 1951, Design/Decorative Art, Painted iron, glazed ceramic, Aguttes
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Patte d'ours ashtray on stand, 1951

Painted iron, glazed ceramic
24 1/50 in
61 cm
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Aguttes

Monogrammed under the base
H.: 24.02 in.

Medium
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.

Mathieu Matégot
Hungarian-French, 1910–2001
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Born and educated in Budapest, furniture and tapestry designer Mathieu Matégot moved to France in the early 1930s, where he worked as a window dresser and women’s clothing designer. He learned metalworking techniques as a prisoner of war in the 1940s, and upon his release began designing furniture, pioneering many of what we now identify as midcentury design tropes, like metal-mounted rattan, steel tubing, and perforated sheet metal. By the 1970s, Matégot returned to producing tapestries, many of which evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings.

Georges Jouve, ‘Patte d'ours ashtray on stand’, 1951, Design/Decorative Art, Painted iron, glazed ceramic, Aguttes
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Monogrammed under the base
H.: 24.02 in.

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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.

Mathieu Matégot
Hungarian-French, 1910–2001
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Born and educated in Budapest, furniture and tapestry designer Mathieu Matégot moved to France in the early 1930s, where he worked as a window dresser and women’s clothing designer. He learned metalworking techniques as a prisoner of war in the 1940s, and upon his release began designing furniture, pioneering many of what we now identify as midcentury design tropes, like metal-mounted rattan, steel tubing, and perforated sheet metal. By the 1970s, Matégot returned to producing tapestries, many of which evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings.

Patte d'ours ashtray on stand, 1951

Painted iron, glazed ceramic
24 1/50 in
61 cm
Bidding closed
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