This is an absolutely sublime and unique forme libre ashtray/pipe holder in the style of French ceramicist Georges Jouve, created for Longchamps.
It is both sensual and organic with beautiful traces of use and time while remaining in excellent condition.
This leather-wrapped cracked enamel beauty is witness to the high craftsmanship of its artisan.
Most likely signed underneath but to see that the leather would need to be removed.
Georges Jouve (French, 1910-1964) is regarded as one of the greatest French ceramicists of the Twentieth Century. His work in freeform is invariably unique in style and iconic. His ceramics are instantly recognizable and his work remains in high regard amongst art lovers and collectors.
About 14cm diameter x 6.5cm in height
- Objet en céramique, Pipe holder
- Céramique, Cuir, Émail
- Georges Jouve (attr.)
- Moderne milieu de siècle
- Période estimée
- Pays d’origine
- Bon état - quelques usures et tâches dues à l’âge
- 6.5×14×14 cm
- 400 g