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    Sale 2101

    Important 20th Century Design from the Collection of George and Frayda Lindemann

    15 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 40

    GEORGES JOUVE (1910-1964) AND MATHIEU MATEGOT (1910-2001)

    TWO GLAZED CERAMIC 'BEAR'S PAW' ASHTRAYS ON PAINTED METAL STANDS, CIRCA 1951

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    GEORGES JOUVE (1910-1964) AND MATHIEU MATEGOT (1910-2001)
    Two Glazed Ceramic 'Bear's Paw' Ashtrays on Painted Metal Stands, circa 1951
    each: 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high, 7 in. (17.8 cm.) wide, 7½ in. (19 cm.) deep
    each marked with Jouve's cypher (2)


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    cf. P. Jousse, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2006, pp. 48-49, 167 for other examples of this ashtray.

    During the 1950s, Georges Jouve frequently collaborated with his good friend, the well-known furniture designer Mathieu Matégot. The 'Bear's Paw' ashtray, in particular, was designed to go with Matégot's perforated metal furniture. The model later became known as the 'Matégot' Ashtray. It came in a variety of glazes that were either crackled, glossy or matte.

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