JEAN DUNAND (1877-1942) Art Deco Period Box

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A Rare & beautiful circular lidded box with bold Geometric Design decoration of Black and Red lacquer on wood.Jean Dunand was one of the most important decorative artists of the Art Deco Period,specialising in Dinanderie dceorated metal pieces & Lacquer Work.

The box exhibits a very bold mirrored geometric design in contrasting Black & Coral Red Lacquer with the unuasual addition of  cone shaped brass studs to the lid.The interior is in the original cream lacquer & the box has a block letter signature to the base.

Jean Dunand gradually expanded his range of work from the initial emphasis on vases to include Furniture,Folding Screens,Portraits,Jewellery & even Fabric,the last item created for the famous Parisian Milliner Madame Agnes.

Jules-John Dunand was born in Lancy, Switzerland in 1877. He later adopted the french first name of Jean and became a naturalized French citizen in 1922. At the age of fourteen, he began studying sculpture at the geneva School of Industrial Arts, where he won several prizes and received his diploma. In 1897 he moved to Paris and begun to work as a sculptor and a copper craftsman. He participated in the 1904 Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts, and in 1905 he was selected a member, after completing an interior for the Countess de Bearn.

Jean Dunand continued to exhibit his works at the Paris Salon,the major international exhibitions & through the Gallerie Georges Petit,Paris.He collaborated with other important decorative artists of the Art Deco Period including Jacques Emile Ruhlmann,Eugene Printz & Francois Louis Schmied.He also received important commissions for interior decoration,notably for the Ocean Liners Normandie & Atantique.

Measurements:Diameter 10cm,Height 5cm.

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