FRENCH ART DECO LACQUERED COUPE

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


3 1/2" wide; 3 1/4" high

Copper with gold lacquer and red lacquer interior.

Signed JEAN DUNAND in red lacquer underneath.

In 1912, Dunand learned the ancient and traditional art of Oriental lacquerwork from the Japanese master lacquer artist Seizo Sugawara whom Eileen Gray had studied under. Sugawara, in turn, was taught Dunand's metalwork techniques. After World War I, Dunand developed a process of lacquerwork as superlative as that of his Asian predecessors.

Provenance:
DeLorenzo Gallery, New York
Collection of Steven A. Greenberg, New York

Literature:
Alastair Duncan, "Art Deco Complete", Abrams, New York, 2009, p. 290 for a similar design.
Felix Marcilhac, "Jean Dunand: His Life and Works", Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1991, p. 124,
pl. 117, p. 307, cat. no. 1017 and p. 306, cat no. 1005 for similar designs.
Jean Dunand Jean Goulden, exhibition catalogue, Galerie du Luxembourg, Paris, 1973, p. 61 for a similar design.

$18,000 - Inv. #1048