Jean Dunand French Art Deco Coquille d'Oeuf and Black Lacquered Vase

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Brass with geometric coquille d'oeuf on black lacquer ground.
Signed in red lacquer Jean Dunand.

In 1912, Dunand learned the ancient and traditional art of Asian 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. Yet it was Dunand who was credited with the most spectacular lacquer technique of all, coquille d'oeuf - the use of crushed eggshells soaked in lacquer producing a craqueleur effect, subtly delicate yet visually dramatic especially against a contrasting colored ground.

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Details
Creator
Jean Dunand (Designer)
Of the Period
Art Deco
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
circa 1925
Period
Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Brass
Lacquer
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
8 in. H
20 cm H
Diameter
4.75
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
1306059510184
Address
Kelly Gallery
154 E 71st St.
New York NY 10021
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(646) 832-4327
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