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JEAN DESPRES (1889 - 1980)

Art Deco Brooch


JEAN DESPRES (1889 - 1980)

Art Deco Brooch

Silver, gold, onyx, turquoise

H  2.60cm (1.02 in)  |  W  4.10cm (1.61 in)

Origin French, c. 1929
Marks Marked: ‘JD’ in a lozenge.Engraved signature: ‘J. Despres’
Case Fitted Case

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. 356
European Designer Jewelry, Ginger Moro, 1995, Illustrated p. 42.
Melissa Gabardi, Jean Després, Jeweler, Maker and Designer of The Machine Age, Thames & Hudson, 2009, p. 206, no. 187 design for brooch with date 30.4.29 and production number 7329

Acquired by The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago

Price Code

Ref No   3517