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Claudius Linossier Dinanderie Vase


This rare French Art Deco vase, by Claudius Linossier, was created using the complex technique known as dinanderie, which involved decorating hand-raised copper vessels to produce subtle but beautiful gradations of color. This spherical vase is comprised of hammered copper and brass with geometric copper patina on a burnt umber, red and ochre ground. The vase is decorated with a frieze of diamonds with a triangular edge border circling around the mouth of the vase.


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Item #: B-20569
Artist: Claudius Linossier
Country: France
Circa: 1925
Dimensions: 6.25" height, 8" diameter 
Materials: Silver, Copper
Signed: ''CL-Linossier'' and “25 Mai 1946”
Literature: J. Gaillard, Claudius Linossier, dinandier: un Lyonnais célèbre des années vingt, Lyon, 1993, p. 179, 127b for a similar vase

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.