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Jean Despres (1889-1980) A Silvered-Metal Gravy Sauce Boat on Stand, 1966

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 1950-1979
Materials Metal
W. 8 in; H. 4 in; D. 8 in;
W. 20.32 cm; H. 10.16 cm; D. 20.32 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1966
Description Jean Despres (1889-1980) A Silvered-Metal Gravy Sauce Boat on Stand, 1966.
Signed J Despres and dated 1966 on the bottom.
A unique and rare piece in very good condition.
5″ high x 8″ wide x 4″ deep
Jean Després was a French jewelry maker and designer best known for his intricate Art Deco jewelry made from semi-precious stones, machine parts, and enamel. Després’ aesthetics were largely inspired by his friendships with avent-garde artists, including the Cubist Georges Braque. Born on June 15, 1889 in Souvigny, France, his father owned a jewelry shop and sent off his son to apprentice with a goldsmith and jeweler when he was 16. Després studied design at nights while in Paris and mingled in the Montmarte scene in his free time, where he met Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and others. Working for the government designing parts for aircraft during World War I, his jewelry became influenced by the utilitarian materials and shapes he saw in the factories. Després’ works were collected and worn by celebrities such as Josephine Baker, Andy Warhol, Paul Signac, and Andre Malraux. His works are in the collections of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, among others. The artist died on November 13, 1980 in Avallon, France.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Patterns Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 485703
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