Claudius Linossier Dinanderie Vase
This intricate spherical copper vase is decorated with silver, brass inlay on an anthracite ground. The vase features a frieze of triangle fractals (termed Sierpiński triangles), concentric red patinated copper, brass and silver lozenges, and silver and brass chevrons. The triangle fractals featured in this vase were likewise included in Maurice De Guérin’s poem “Le Centaure”, the only book illustrated by Linossier.
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Item #: B-20507
Artist: Claudius Linossier
Dimensions: 9" height, 10" diameter
Materials: Copper, silver, brass
Provenance: Former Claudius Linossier collection; former Mr. & Mrs. Fila collection, testamentary legatees of Linossier, who have since remained in the family.
Signed: "CL-LINOSSIER" and "1930"
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. As dinanderie was often used as an ecclesiastical form of art, such references were entirely appropriate and only add to the harmony of the piece.