Designer Jean Dunand French, born Switzerland

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 912

Dunand worked in a variety of stylistic idioms ranging from the pictorial to the abstract. During the 1920s, Dunand, like many other designers, borrowed shapes found in abstract paintings and applied them as fashionable decoration to luxury objects. The vividly colored geometric patterning on this vase emphasizes its spherical form and typifies the sophisticated tastes of the time.

Vase, Jean Dunand (French (born Switzerland), Lancy 1877–1942 Paris), Lacquered metal

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