FRENCH ART DECO SPHERICAL DINANDERIE VASE

by Jean Dunand (1877-1942)
France, circa 1925


12" high; 11 1/2" wide

Patinated copper inlaid with silver geometric design.

Inscribed JEAN DUNAND/ 5223 underneath.

Dunand created his vases from a single circular metal sheet through the complex art of dinanderie - traditional metalworking techniques for making hand-hammered brass and copperware. Dinanderie could then be embossed or engraved as well as inlaid or encrusted with colored metals - gold, silver and nickel - which were poured into the dovetail cavities.

Provenance:
Barry Friedman, Ltd., New York

$140,000 - Inv. #55