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Buckle [Center-right] Compact Cases [Upper] Compact Cases [Lower] Compact Cases [Center-left]

Jean Dunandc. 1925 [Center-right] c. 1925 [Upper] c. 1925 [Lower] c. 1925 [Center-left]

The Kyoto Costume Institute

The Kyoto Costume Institute
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

The designs and textures of these objects clearly show distinctive features of the Art Deco style. Jean Dunand (1877–1942) was a craftworker who learned lacquerwork techniques from a Japanese lacquer-worker, and applied them to Western designs. He earned his place in history as one of the greatest Art Deco artists through novel ideas such as lacquering metals and fabrics.
The Art Deco style attempted to integrate fine arts and industry, and their keen adoration for modernism was reflected in their works. However, as these articles demonstrate, Art Deco artists did not completely abandon the creation of one-off articles by hand.

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  • Title: Buckle [Center-right] Compact Cases [Upper] Compact Cases [Lower] Compact Cases [Center-left]
  • Creator: Jean Dunand [Center-right] Jean Dunand [Upper] Jean Dunand [Lower] Jean Dunand [Center-left]
  • Fashion House: JEAN DUNAND[下] JEAN DUNAND[中左]
  • Label: JEAN DUNAND[下] JEAN DUNAND[中左]
  • Date Created: c. 1925 [Center-right] c. 1925 [Upper] c. 1925 [Lower] c. 1925 [Center-left]
  • Physical Dimensions: 6.0 cm (length) / 9.1cm (width) [Center-right] 7.6 cm (length) / 8.7cm (width) [Upper] 6.2 cm (length) / 4.3cm (width) [Lower] 6.3 cm (height) / 4.3cm (width) [Center-left]
  • Type: Accessory
  • Photographer: ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
  • Rights: Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • Medium: Brass bodies painted in red, black, gold and metallic lacquer. [Center-right] Brass bodies painted in red, eggshell and metallic lacquer. [Upper] Brass bodies painted in red, eggshell and metallic lacquer. [Lower] Brass bodies painted in red, eggshell and metallic lacquer. [Center-left]

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