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Claudius Linossier "Étoile Rayonnante" Dinanderie Copper Charger

$15,000

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.
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