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Claudius Linossier "Étoile Rayonnante" Dinanderie Copper Charger

$24,500

This rare French Art Deco monumental dinanderie copper charger, by Claudius Linossier, is composed of hammered copper and brass with geometric concentric and triangular silver patina on a nuanced anthracite background, patinated over a fire to create radial striation. The central decoration features a silver and copper inlay of a Vergina sun (sixteen-pointed star) a popular motif for leaders (Alexander the Great) and the Sun God Helios. The sun radiates waves of lights, a reference to the “etoile rayonnant” or radiating star, a symbol regularly used in Medieval Heraldry. Linossier also includes a row of Greek keys (meanders), a pattern modeled after the Minotaur's labyrinth, symbolizing cosmological infinity, and unity.

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Item #: B-20508
Artist: Claudius Linossier
Country: France
Circa: 1930
Dimensions:15.5" diameter, 0.98" height
Materials:  Copper, Silver, Brass
Signed, ''CL. LINOSSIER''
Provenance: Former Claudius Linossier collection; former Mr. & Mrs. Fila collection, testamentary legatees of Linossier, who have since remained in the family
Literarure: Jean Gaillard, A Famous Lyonnais of the Twenties, Claudius Linossier, coppersmith, Editions Lyonnaises d'Art et d'Histoire, Lyon, 1993, p. 187 for a variant of this decor.

The Art Deco master Claudius Linossier (1893-1953) is best known for his bold geometric metalware, executed in the Renaissance technique of dinanderie. Linossier meticulously hammered metal oxides into the surface of hand-raised copper vessels. When heated, the metal oxides produced subtle anthracites, umbers, and crimsons— evoking the hallowed mosaic floors of 16th-century churches.
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