Léon Kann – Bronze “Cornhusk” vase

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Designer: Léon Kann

Motif: Cornhusk

Style: Art Nouveau

Material: Bronze

Color: Bronze patina and gold

Period: 1890 – 1899


This ornate bronze vase was designed by Léon Kann and can be dated to the period 1880 – 1900.

Léon Kann was born in 1859 in Dambach-la-ville in Alsace, France. He studied sculpture with Aimé Millet and the French sculptor Pierre Louis Rouillard. His early oeuvre consisted of small decorative objects that he exhibited in the Salons of the Sociéte des Artistes Français. From 1896 to 1915, he was one of the designers of the Sévres Porcelain Factory. His refined designs created during this period exemplify the prevailing art nouveau design.

The body of this vase is ball-shaped from which 4 corn stalks spring from the belly of the vase and reattach to the top rim of the vase. The very realistically designed corn stalks are accented with gold making them appear even more lifelike.

The vase has a brass insert, bears a nice age related bronze patina and has a nice intact gilding.

The vase is signed on the body with “L. Kann”.


Height: 175mm / 6.88″

Diameter top rim: 115mm / 4.52″

Diameter body: 170mm / 6.69″

Condition: Excellent condition

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