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It had originally belonged to Dunand’s family.

Along with a low, ebonised library table by Eugène Printz which made a double-estimate €57,000 (£38,000), the vase was a rare highlight at a sale where just 40 per cent sold by lot, en-route to a hammer total of €732,000 (£488,000). Four of the eight lots expected to bring over €50,000 found takers, led by a 5ft 10in x 4ft 6in (1.78 x 1.36m) oak and burr walnut-veneered bookcase by Ruhlmann, which went below estimate at €90,000 (£60,000).
The bookcase was one of five lots designed by Ruhlmann offered from the same private collection; only one other sold, an unstamped Macassar ebony coffee table, which made a
low-estimate €61,000 (£40,650).

Two other Ruhlmann items in Macassar ebony, of different provenance, went unsold: a Lotus desk, estimated at €130,000-150,000, and a daybed, estimated at €70,000-80,000.