FRENCH ART DECO SPHERICAL LACQUERED VASE

by Jean Dunand (1877-1942)
France, circa 1920


6" high; 8 3/4" wide

Lead vase with lacquer design and copper liner.

Inscribed JEAN DUNAND/ 5514 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.

$80,000 - Inv. #1107