Jean Dunand, ‘Bud Vase’, DeLorenzo Gallery

Vase in lead with green patina, of gourd form with lobed bottom, the tapering sides finely
worked with flower buds in rows of diminishing size, pewter collar.

Signature: Inscribed JEAN DUNAND, stamped with his cipher and lightly inscribed 402

Felix Marcilhac, Jean Dunand, His Life and Works, London: Thames and Hudson, 1991, pp.
294 and 299, illustration nos. 888 and 938.

By descent from an employee of Dunand’s atelier

About Jean Dunand

Swiss sculptor and interior designer Jean Dunand was one of the great craftsmen of the Art Deco movement. A sculptor by trade, Dunand began experimenting with copper in the early 1900s. Using virtually all the materials and processes available to him at the time, he created both natural and manmade forms to form variously hammered, encrusted, inlaid, and etched vessels. His copperwork soon led him to work with lacquer, which he then began famously applying to different surfaces such as vases, furniture, panels, screens, portraits, and jewelry. These compositions varied from his copper furnishings in scope and design, becoming more geometric and angular, reflective of African Art and Cubism.

Swiss, 1877-1942, Lancy, Switzerland, based in Paris, France

Group Shows

Galerie Marcilhac, 
Galerie Michel Giraud, 
Hervé Wahlen, The Heritage of Art Deco Copperware Masters
Galerie Michel Giraud, 
Biennale des Antiquaires 2014
Galerie Michel Giraud, 
Biennale des Antiquaires 2012