International Decorative Art

Dinanderie Tray

Dinanderie Tray

Design Date c. 1915

Designer Jean Dunand (1877–1942, French, b. Switzerland)

Media brass with silver foliate motif

Dimensions 1 x 11 x 11 3/4 inches

Designers Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jean Dunand and René Lalique can be considered the triumvirate of French Art Deco. Dunand was influenced by the combination of Eastern and Western motifs and design he saw during the Art Deco period. He is mostly known for his masterful lacquerware screens and other objects, but before he mastered lacquer he mastered dinanderie. Dinanderie is a traditional metalworking technique from the Middle Ages, taking its name from the Flemish town of Dinant. Dunand would encrust non-precious metals, like brass, with gold or silver, then highlight or blacken certain parts using oxidation and hammer them into shape.

ON VIEW in Art Deco Gallery 6

Markings Impressed "JEAN DUNAND" along bottom rim

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2022.029.002