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French Art Deco Modernist Vase by Maison Desny

Documentation Signed
Period 1920-1949
Dimensions
W. 8 in; H. 14 in; D. 8 in;
W. 20.32 cm; H. 35.56 cm; D. 20.32 cm;
Creation Date 1930
Description French Art Deco Modernist Vase by Maison Desny designed circa 1930. This unusual piece, extremely rare is inspired by shape of Transatlantic ships, with exceptional use of form and function. The bow of a boat, the smoke stacks on top or just the perfect sense of an elegant martini glass.

The firm Maison Desny is recognized for their innovative and resolutely modern objects, especially lighting fixtures that incorporated glass and chrome-plated metal; they also produced silverware, bath accessories, carpets and murals.They favored plain, highly polished surfaces of chromed or nickel-plated metal. The business was started around 1927 but was negatively affected by political events in Europe, and unfortunately, closed in 1933. Information on the history of La Maison Desny remains vague, it appears that Maison Desny was established by two designers, Desnet and Rene Nauny, from whose names the contraction of “Desny” was derived.

Although the firm’s background has remained uncertain, the quality of its modernist designs has not. The juxtaposition of perpendicular shapes and planes, which recur in the firm’s creations, provides a ready form of identification. This piece is also signed on the bottom DESNY PARIS made in France DEPOSE.
Styles / Movements Art Deco
Dealer Reference Number 3062
Incollect Reference Number 434149
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