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JEAN DESPRÉS (1889 - 1980)

Art Deco ‘Modernist’ Brooch


JEAN DESPRÉS (1889 - 1980)

Art Deco ‘Modernist’ Brooch

Silver, gold

Diameter  5.20cm (2.05 in)

Origin French, c. 1930
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
cf. Melissa Gabardi, Jean Després, Jeweler, Maker and Designer of The Machine Age, Thames & Hudson, 2009, p. 78 with variants of the design.
Alba Cappellieri, Twentieth-century Jewellery, From Art Nouveau to Contemporary Design in Europe and the United States, 2010, Illustrated p.116

Price Code

Ref No   3114