Art Nouveau Copper Cache Pot by Jean Dunand

Dinanderie was the name used during the Middle Ages to denote the various articles required for ecclesiastical or domestic use made of copper or of its alloys, brass and bronze, with which the name of Dinant on the Meuse was so intimately associated; and as we have no word in modern English which would in the same way embrace all branches of this important artwork, we have adopted it as the most convenient for our purpose."

Dinanderie: A History and Description of Mediæval Art Work in Copper and Bronze - J. Tavenor-Perry, 1910.

A hammered, chased and patinated Copper Jardiniere. Of bulbous form standing on a double-stepped plinth; the body of the vessel with a repeated motif of stylised flowering Irises and retaining a deep, lustrous patina.

Provenance: Exhibited at the Paris Salon, 1906 (illustrated Paris Salons, Volume 5 - A. Duncan; Private Collection, Germany until 2012).

Signed and dated - John-Jean Dunand, 1906
H 25cm x Dia. 33cm
H 10" x Dia. 13"


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