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    Sale 2255

    The Modern Age: The Collection of Alice Lawrence

    5 - 6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 36

    JEAN DUNAND (1877-1942)

    A LACQUERED METAL AND GILT-BRONZE 'COBRA' BONBONNIÈRE, CIRCA 1925

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    JEAN DUNAND (1877-1942)
    A Lacquered Metal and Gilt-Bronze 'Cobra' Bonbonnière, circa 1925
    Height: 4½ in. (11.5 cm.)
    partial signature (on underside)


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    Like Madeleine Vionnet, for whom Dunand created the lacquered metal vase included in this sale, Jeanne Lanvin was one of Paris's most sought-after fashion designers and an avid patron of Jean Dunand. The snake motif of this bonbonnière was a popular motif of the Art Deco period and was also used by Dunand for snake sculptures of various sizes.

    Provenance

    Jeanne Lanvin, Paris.
    DeLorenzo Gallery, New York.


    Literature

    F. Marcilhac, Jean Dunand: His Life and Works, New York, 1991, p. 25, fig. 117, cat. no. 1017.
    Y. Brunhammer, Le Style 1925, Paris, n.d., p. 132.


    Exhibited

    Galerie du Luxembourg, Jean Dunand/Jean Goulden, Paris, May - July 1973, p. 77, cat. ill. 53.