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Claudius Linossier "Étoile Rayonnante" Dinanderie Copper Charger


This rare French Art Deco "Étoile Rayonnante" dinanderie copper charger, by Claudius Linossier, is comprised of hammered copper and brass with geometric concentric and triangular silver patina on a nuanced anthracite background, patinated over fire. The central symbol is an "Étoile Rayonnante," or "radiant star," a sixteen wavy-rayed sun ubiquitous to Medieval heraldry, which was considered a symbol of honor.

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Item #: B-19773
Artist: Claudius Linossier
Country: France
Circa: 1930
Dimensions: 15.25" diameter, 1.25" height
Materials: Copper, Brass
Signed: “CL. LINOSSIER” on the obverse, and bears the mention of “Mr. Paul Fisch” in an affectionate engraving (dated 1952) on the reverse

Claudius Linossier was a highly important French Art Deco metal artist who chose to work in the very old and very difficult technique of dinanderie, which involved decorating hand-raised copper vessels with specially-made metal oxides that were hammered into the surface, and, when heated, produced subtle and beautiful colors.