Art Price Index: Ceramics of Jean Lurçat

On 07 December 2020, by Anne Doridou-Heim

French painter Jean Lurçat is mainly known for reviving the art of tapestry in the 20th century, but he also tried his hand at ceramics.

€4,032
Jean Lurçat (1892-1966) and Sant Vicens, double-gourd vase with a stylized sun and moon motif, h. 28.5 cm (11.23 in).
Paris, Drouot, April 10, 2019. Art-Valorem auction house.

In the early 1950s, Jean Lurçat (1892-1966), who through his talent and work had already breathed new life into the art of tapestry, set another challenge for himself: ceramics, which were also taking a fresh turn. Like many great 20th-century artists, he developed this interest after meeting the vibrant Firmin Bauby at his studio in Sant Vicens, Catalonia. Aiming to combine art with pottery, Bauby asked Lurçat to join him there. The Frenchman’s colorful designs perfectly suited the bulging bodies of vases and pitchers and bottoms of dishes, finding a new means of expression in them. His collaboration with Bauby allowed him to reach as many people as possible through art—a goal he never stopped pursuing.

Prices shown include fees.

The man who revived tapestry was not afraid to get his fingers burned with the arts of fire.
 

€1,750Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens, pair of conically shaped ceramic pitchers featuring figures and foliage, h. 30 cm (11.82 in).Lyon, Cona

€1,750
Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens
, pair of conically shaped ceramic pitchers featuring figures and foliage, h. 30 cm/11.82 in.
Lyon, Conan Hôtel d’Ainay auction house. Mr. Roche.

€3,380Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens, wood and ceramic coffee table, c. 1950, 39 x 158 x 97 cm. (15.36 x 62.21 x 38.19 in).Neuilly, Hôtel des

€3,380
Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens
, wood and ceramic coffee table, c. 1950, 39 x 158 x 97 cm/15.36 x 62.21 x 38.19 in.
Neuilly, Hôtel des Ventes. Aguttes auction house.

€11,700Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens, pear-shaped ceramic vase with a foliage and sun motif, h. 79 cm (31.11 in).
Juan-les-Pins, Hôtel Bell

€11,700
Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens,
pear-shaped ceramic vase with a foliage and sun motif, h. 79 cm /31.11 in.

Juan-les-Pins, Hôtel Belles Rives Antibes, April 28, 2019. Azur Enchères auction house.


€1,721Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens, ceramic dish enameled with an owl, c. 1950, l.52 cm (59.85 in).Paris, Drouot, March 20, 2015. Aguttes a

€1,721
Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens
, ceramic dish enameled with an owl, c. 1950, l.52 cm/59.85 in.
Paris, Drouot, March 20, 2015. Aguttes auction house. Mr. Plaisance.

€1,408Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens, pitcher with bulging body and polychrome enameled décor, no. 26/100, h. 29 cm (11.42 in).Paris, Drouot,

€1,408
Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens
, pitcher with bulging body and polychrome enameled décor, no. 26/100, h. 29 cm/11.42 in.
Paris, Drouot, October 17, 2018. Ader auction house. Mr. Eyraud.

€2,210Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens, “Sun Moon”, white and brown varnished ceramic dish, 4.5 x 54 x 36 cm (1.78 x 21.26 x 14.18 in.)Paris, S

€2,210
Jean Lurçat and Sant Vicens
, “Sun Moon”, white and brown varnished ceramic dish, 4.5 x 54 x 36 cm /1.78 x 21.26 x 14.18 in.
Paris, Salle V.V. Millon auction house.

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