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JEAN DESPRES (1889 - 1980)

Art Deco Brooch


JEAN DESPRES (1889 - 1980)

Art Deco Brooch

Gold & platinum with diamond content 2.60 carats approximately.

H  3.20cm (1.26 in)  |  W  5.10cm (2.01 in)

Origin French, 1940
Marks Marks: ‘JD’ monogram & J. Despres in script. Eagle & Dog.
Case Fitted Case
Condition Very good

A striking Art Deco brooch by Jean Despres

Illustrated in our book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 363
cf. Melissa Gabardi, Jean Després, Jeweler, Maker and Designer of The Machine Age, Thames & Hudson, 2009, p. 95 showing a variant.

Acquired by The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago

Price Code

Ref No   8049