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Claudius Linossier Dinanderie Vase


This rare open-mouth French Art Deco vase by Claudius Linossier consists of hammered copper and brass with geometric dinanderie decoration on a burnt umber ground. The shape of this vase was Linossier’s adaptation of a Grecian Calyx-krater, a vessel used for mixing water and wine. The lip is decorated with a silver and anthracite argyle border while the frieze is composed of red copper and silver chevrons. The lower section of the vase is anthracite patinated silver.


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Item #: B-20506
Artist: Claudius Linossier
Country: France
Circa: 1930
Dimensions: 9.25" high
Materials:  Silver, Copper
Signed: ''CL Linossier" and "1930''
Provenance: Former Claudius Linossier collection; former Mr. & Mrs. Fila collection, testamentary legatees of Linossier, who have since remained in the family.

Claudius Linossier became an apprentice metal worker in his birthplace of Lyon when he was quite young, soon moving to Paris to continue his work as a silversmith, joining Jean Dunand for three months to study his techniques. Linossier did not stay working with silver for very long, however, as it was quite costly at the time, and he instead devoted himself exclusively to dinanderie. His pieces can be found in many museums and private collections.