FRENCH ART DECO CORNET DINANDERIE VASE

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


12 ¾" high; 7 1/4" wide

Patinated copper inlaid with silver geometric design.

Inscribed JEAN DUNAND/ 4303 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.

$80,000 - Inv. #59