This ovoid example of a metalware by Deco designer and artist Jean Dunand of c.1925 is guided at €30,000-50,000 in the Chrisitie’s Paris November 14 auction. (Image: Christie's Images Limited.)

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As well as an eggshell lacquer low table, a six-leaf screen lacquered with a design of storks and a lacquer panel decorated with a horse race consigned from the artist’s family, there are around 10 examples of his metalwares (dinanderie).

They include this ovoid example of c.1925 decorated with a classic Deco geometric design which carries an estimate of €30,000-50,000.