Designer: Jean Dunand (French (born Switzerland), Lancy 1877–1942 Paris)

Date: ca. 1925

Medium: Lacquered metal

Dimensions: 6 1/4 x 8 in. (15.9 x 20.3 cm)

Classification: Lacquer

Credit Line: Purchase, Lita Annenberg Hazen Charitable Trust Gift, 1998

Accession Number: 1998.194ab


Dunand worked in a variety of stylistic idioms ranging from pictorial to abstract. During the 1920s, like other designers, he borrowed shapes found in abstract paintings and applied them as fashionable decoration to his luxury objects. The vividly colored geometric patterning on this vase emphasizes its spherical form and typifies the sophisticated tastes of the time.