Jean Dunand Art Deco Ovoid Lacquered Vase


Brass with geometric coquille dâ??oeuf on black lacquer ground
Signed in red lacquer JEAN DUNAND

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. 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.

*Variety of other Jean Dunand pieces available.
Kelly Gallery
1stdibs Dealer since 2012 · Located in New York
Kelly Gallery
154 E 71st St.
New York NY 10021