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Claudius Linossier "Chevron" Dinanderie Vase


This rare chevron Claudius Linossier vase was created using the difficult technique known as dinanderie, which involved decorating hand-raised copper vessels to produce subtle and beautiful colors. This spherical vase is composed of hammered copper and brass with geometric copper patina on a burnt umber red ground. The intense red vase features a frieze of chevrons and triangles circling around the mouth of the vase.


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Item #: T-20568
Artist: Claudius Linossier
Country: France
Circa: 1925
Dimensions: 7.25" height, 10.75" diameter 
Materials:  Copper, Brass
Signed: Tiffany Studios New York
Literature: Similar vase pictured in: Gaillard, Jean, and Claudius Linossier. 1994. Claudius Linossier, dinandier: un Lyonnais célèbre des années vingt. Lyon: Editions lyonnaises d'art et d'histoire. p.31

The chevron motif was most often found in the glass mosaics (opus grecanicum) and marble pavements (opus alexandrinum) of the Romanesque period of Byzantine art. Geometric byzantine mosaics underwent a revival in 12th century Italy under the Cosmati family of craftsmen. Their eponymous “Cosmatesque” ornament can be found in the most prominent churches of the High Renaissance, including the Sistine Chapel, Westminster Abbey, and the Raphael Rooms at the Vatican. The Cosmati craftsmen used the chevron on the pillars of the Monreale Cathedral. The chevron's effectiveness lies in its ability to visually break a solid mass, making a building seem lighter.