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Vase, ca. 1925

This is a vase.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Anonymous as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1925. Its medium is enamel, copper.

In this vase, master metalworker and lacquerer Dunand evokes African textiles in a strong palette of black with red geometric decoration that also shows the influence of modern art. He used a technique based on his studies of Japanese lacquer and European metalwork.

It is credited Private Collection.

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  • blown glass.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2018-22-91

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Vase
  • enamel, copper.
  • Private Collection.
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  • Stephen E. Kelly/Kelly Gallery, New York.
  • 38.2016.4

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 19.1 × 20.3 × 20.3 cm (7 1/2 in. × 8 in. × 8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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