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JEAN DUNAND (1877-1942)
JEAN DUNAND (1877-1942)

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

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

Lot Essay

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.

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