Georges Jouve


Rooster vase, circa 1950s

Glazed ceramic
Signed with incised artist's mark to underside and inscribed: Made in France
12.25" H x 10.5" Dia.

  • Notes: Drawn to the arts at an early age, Georges Jouve attended the Ecole Boulle in Paris at age seventeen with encouragement from his interior designer parents. Unfortunately, fighting in WWII resulted in Jouve being imprisoned by German forces. It was not until after his escape that he moved to Paris in 1944 and began working with the local soil to create clay he would use in his ceramics. French designer Jacques Adnet recognized his efforts as an artist. He asked Jouve to participate in the "La Ceramique Contemporaine" exhibition hosted by the Compagnie des Arts Francais, placing him side by side with some of France's most influential mid-century artists and designers. His ceramics range from simplified blocks of color and line to anthropomorphic forms visually describing the female body in clay as well as to animal forms. This vase pays tribute to the rooster, a theme repeated throughout his ceramic oeuvre.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with shelf wear, scattered minor scuffs, and inherent firing flaws commensurate with age. With typical, inherent crazing to the glaze. with attendant small ruptured air bubbles and pinholes to the surface.

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