FRENCH ART DECO BULBOUS LACQUERED VASE

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


4 3/4" wide; 4" high

Brass with black and silver tortoiseshell pattern on red lacquer ground.

Inscribed JEAN DUNAND 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:
Collection of Steven A. Greenberg, New York

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

Literature:
Anthony DeLorenzo, "Jean Dunand", E.P. Dutton, New York, 1985, p. 132 illus.

$85,000 - Inv. #1046