Georges Jouve 1910–1964

Georges Jouve was born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France in 1910. He began his formal training in design and sculpture first at the École Boulle, and then later at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. After graduating in 1930, Jouve worked as a stage designer. Jouve was a drafted into the army in 1939. After a battle, Jouve was taken prisoner by the Nazis and interred in a German camp. After several unsuccessful escape attempts, Jouve fled to his parent’s home in Drôme in the South of France. It was in this town that Jouve began to learn the medium of ceramics, to which he applied his knowledge of sculptural forms. In 1945, Jouve moved to Paris, and he opened an atelier for ceramics on the rue de la Tombe-Issoire. Jouve’s modernist ceramics caught the eye of famed designer Jacques Adnet, who invited him to exhibit his work at the La Ceramique Contemporaine show with the Compagnie des Arts. With the support of Adnet, Jouve began to exhibit regularly at design salons like the Salon de l’Imagerie and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. The French Ministry of Higher Education asked Jouve to exhibit his ceramics worldwide, and his works were shown in Rio in 1946, Helsinki in 1948, and Rome in 1950. Jouve passed away in 1964, but he left behind a groundbreaking legacy of biomorphic ceramics that redefined craft with their sculptural forms.

Auction Results Georges Jouve

GEORGES JOUVE, Important sculpture | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

Important sculpture

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $125,000
GEORGES JOUVE, Toupie | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

Toupie

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $50,000
GEORGES JOUVE, Poule | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

Poule

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $47,500
GEORGES JOUVE, table lamp | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

table lamp

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $40,000
GEORGES JOUVE, Important sculpture | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

Important sculpture

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $37,500
GEORGES JOUVE, mirror | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

mirror

estimate: $25,000–35,000
result: $32,400
GEORGES JOUVE, rare Sablier vase | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

rare Sablier vase

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $30,480
GEORGES JOUVE, table lamp | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

table lamp

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $30,000
GEORGES JOUVE, table lamp | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

table lamp

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $28,750
GEORGES JOUVE, table lamp | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

table lamp

estimate: $25,000–35,000
result: $27,500
GEORGES JOUVE, Freeform table lamp | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

Freeform table lamp

estimate: $12,000–15,000
result: $26,400
GEORGES JOUVE, Rare table lamp | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

Rare table lamp

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $23,750
GEORGES JOUVE, collection of eight Cylinder vases | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

collection of eight Cylinder vases

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $23,750
GEORGES JOUVE, table | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

table

estimate: $18,000–22,000
result: $20,400
GEORGES JOUVE, Toupie | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

Toupie

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $20,000
GEORGES JOUVE, table lamps, pair | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

table lamps, pair

estimate: $8,000–12,000
result: $17,500
GEORGES JOUVE, table lamp | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

table lamp

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $16,800
GEORGES JOUVE, table lamp | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

table lamp

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $16,800
GEORGES JOUVE, sconces, pair | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

sconces, pair

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $15,340
GEORGES JOUVE, bowls, set of two | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

bowls, set of two

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $15,000
GEORGES JOUVE, table lamp | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

table lamp

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $13,750
GEORGES JOUVE, vase | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

vase

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $11,875
GEORGES JOUVE, vase | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

vase

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $10,800
GEORGES JOUVE, Cylinder vase | wright20.com

Georges Jouve

Cylinder vase

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $10,000