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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 Stephen E. Kelly//Kelly Gallery, New York as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1925. Its medium is brass with coquille d’oeuf on red lacquer ground.

This vase by Jean Dunand, on view in the 1925 Paris exposition, is a masterpiece of the designer’s eggshell lacquer technique, one that he developed after studying with Seizo Sugawara, a Japanese lacquer master who had immigrated to Paris earlier in the century.

It is credited Stephen E. Kelly/Kelly Gallery, New York.

  • Textile, Chrysanthemums, 1925
  • silk, artificial gold thread; twill based jacquard weave.
  • Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund, 2003.42.
  • 48.2016.16

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Cache-pot, ca. 1920
  • oxidized repoussé copper, colored lacquer.
  • Stephen E. Kelly/Kelly Gallery, New York.
  • 38.2016.4

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 26 × 15.9 cm (10 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Signed JEAN DUNAND in red lacquer underneath.

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

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