FRENCH ART DECO BALUSTER DINANDERIE VASE

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


10" high; 6" wide

Patinated copper inlaid with silver geometric design.

Inscribed JEAN DUNAND 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.

Exhibited:
Jean Dunand, DeLorenzo Gallery, New York, May 9- June 8, 1985.

Literature:
Anthony DeLorenzo, "Jean Dunand", E.P. Dutton, New York, 1985, p. 102 illus.

$70,000 - Inv. #54