Vintage Asian Fabienne Jouvin Double Happiness Cannister Urn, Paris, Signed
This lidded piece has a multitude of horizontal panels, each different and representative of a style of Oriental/Chinese art, whilst the vertical strips seem to be old handwritten lists. Palm leaves on the shoulder area with black greek key pattern. A heavy piece, in perfect condition and stamped/signed on the underneath.
Dimensions: Dia 10", H13".
Fabienne Jouvin graduated from The Superior School of Applied Arts, Duperré in 1985. She works in Paris and Provence. She travels extensively to all corners of the earth - Tokyo, Havana, Paris or the Maldives collecting material for her sketchbooks. Forms include hispanic or contemporary architecture, frescos by Piero Della Francesca, enigmatic fragments or unidentified objects. This gives rise to her unique creations, paintings, textiles, porcelain, and cloisonné.
Jouvin works with craftsmen in Limoges, Paris, Provence and the far-off borders of Mongolia. Since 1996, Jouvin has been associated with Asiatides, which offered her the opportunity of experimenting with specific techniques developed in Thaïland and China: the manufacture of porcelain, both painted and chased, the "grain of rice" motif, engraved glass and above all, her preferred specialty, cloisonné.
Her works have been featured by The Fashion Foundation of Tokyo.
In 2008, Jouvin became an instructor with The Arts of Fashion Foundation, San Francisco.
To sum up: Jouvin likes "to play with anachronisms and correspondences, to match colours, either in rough patches or with precision of observation, to mix austerity and humour, rigour and spontaneity."