FRENCH ART DECO OVOID LACQUERED VASE

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


5 ½" high; 3 3/4" wide

Brass with black tortoiseshell pattern on red lacquer ground.

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

$65,000 - Inv. #53