Jean Dunand, ‘Speckled Vase’, 1913, Galerie Marcilhac

Speckled oblong-shaped vase in oxidized yellow brass inlaid with silver.
Model created in 1913.

Signature: Signed under the base "JEAN DUNAND 1913".

Salon de la Nationale, Paris 1913.

Félix Marcilhac, Jean Dunand, vie et oeuvre, Thames & Hudson, Londres et Les Éditions de l’Amateur, Paris, 1991, modèle reproduit p. 301 sous le n°957.

Private collection, France.

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

Group Shows

2014
Galerie Michel Giraud, 
Paris,
Biennale des Antiquaires 2014
2012
Galerie Michel Giraud, 
Paris,
Biennale des Antiquaires 2012