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Pollaro Eggshell Inlay and Lacquer Fish Art Inspired by Jean Dunand

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Red, white, and black Art Deco styled art featuring stylized fish and geometric shapes. Handmade by Pollaro artisans utilizing traditional Asian eggshell inlay and lacquer techniques. Inspired by the work of Art Deco master Jean Dunand. Bright red background and detail rendered in glossy lacquer. Eggshell inlay requires skill, meditative attention, and an eye for detail as every eggshell is delicately crushed into tiny pieces and placed by hand. In Paris in 1912, Japanese lacquer artist Seizo Sugawara crossed paths with accomplished metal smith Jean Dunand and exchanged shop secrets. The result was a creative explosion that made Dunand one of the foremost artists of the Art Deco period, with his particular specialty the production of eggshell lacquer, an ancient Asian technique traditionally used for small-scale objects. Regrettably, because of its labor intensity, the art of traditional eggshell and lacquer finishes all but disappeared in the 1940s. Pollaro has revived this artistic technique. This piece is available immediately as shown; custom pieces may also be commissioned.


  • Creator
    Pollaro (Maker)
  • Similar to
    Jean Dunand (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 49 in. (124.46 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Hillside, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4550115088031

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    Ships From: Hillside, NJ
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About The Maker

At Pollaro, everything we do is guided by a single-minded philosophy: To elevate furniture to become art. Art that is as soulful and resonant as it is immaculately designed and engineered. Art that celebrates extraordinary materials, painstakingly selected for their unique beauty. Art made not by machines, but by the warmth of hand and heart. The passion, time, and imagination we invest to achieve perfection is present in every detail, both seen and unseen. Each and every creation is a true masterpiece. For 30 years, directed by founder Frank Pollaro, our master craftsmen have created museum-quality furnishings for a variety of living spaces including residences, yachts, corporate suites, boutique hotels, and retail interiors. We are experts in Modern and Art Deco styles, and are considered the preeminent global source for pieces inspired by the great masters of Art Deco design. Additionally, our team can create truly bespoke pieces based on a client's or designer's imagination. Your creativity is our palette. Our team is composed of master craftsmen who merge art, rarefied materials, and impeccable execution to achieve excellence in the finished product. Making use of the world's largest private collection of exotic wood veneer, lumber, and rare slabs, we offer our clients something truly unique and special - art for living.
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