Lucien Gaillard, Cigarette Box in Burned Pine Decorated with a Beetle in Patinated Bronze, Paris, c. 1907. Burned pine and patinated bronze, 6.7 x 11.6 x 9.5 cm (2.6 x 4.6 x 3.7 in.). Signed L. GaillardCourtesy MAXIME FLATRY at TEFAF Maastricht 2023.

The box was created by Kichizô Inagaki (1876-1951) in burned pine with apparent wood veins and decorated with beetle in patinated bronze by Lucien Gaillard (1861-1942), circa 1907.

Provenance: Ira Simon Collection, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Literature: 2018. Published in Seizô Sougawara. Maître Laqueur d'Eileen Gray, by Alexandra Jaffré, page 36

1975. Published in Japonisme: Japanese Influence on French Art, 1854 – 1910, by Gabriel P. Weisberg, Phillip Dennis Cate, Gerald Needham, Martin Eidelberg, William R. Johnston, page 92, catalogue 279. 

Note: This work was included in the exhibition “Japonisme: Japanese Influence on French Art, 1854 – 1910” at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1975-76, Cleveland, USA.