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Art Deco pitcher or jug by Maison Desny (1927-1933)



A stylish and important Modernist-style cocktail pitcher, the vessel resting upon an elongated curved handle and circular foot, signed ‘DESNY PARIS’. The firm of Maison Desny (1927 - 1933) was located at Avenue des Champs Elysées in Paris from 1927 to 1933 and was established by M. Maudy and Mr Desnat, both of whom formerly worked as set designers in the circus. During its brief history, Maison Desny created complete interiors for a select clientele, designing furniture, murals, rugs, lighting and decorative objects in a strikingly refined and geometric Modernist vocabulary, often exploring the juxtapositions of right angles and flat surfaces. They collaborated with designers Robert Mallet Stevens, Djo Bourgeois, Jean Michel Frank, Alberto and Diego Giacometti and André Masson.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.85 in. (25 cm)Diameter: 5.12 in. (13 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1930
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good original condition, very light wear to the plate consummate with age.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 29661stDibs: U1010228680318

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