An Important Soup Tureen.Very Fine Martele decoration with applied bead bands to the Lid & Base.
French silver assay marks & makers Lozenge poiçon.Script Signature to the base.Circa 1950s.
Jean Despres was one of the most important Artisan Craftsman of the Art Deco Period & subsequent years of his career.He exhibited widely at all the International Exhibitions & Paris Salon.He also cultivated professional associations with several other important craftsman of the period,The Potter jean Mayadon & Glass Artist Etienne Cournault,exhibiting with them & also incorporating their creations in his own pieces,predominantly in his jewellery,mounting ceramic & glass panels,these pieces are extremely rare & highly collectable.
This Tureen is shown in a contempory black & white photograph when first exhibited & is illustrated on page 152 of "Jean Despres" Jeweller,Maker And Designer Of The Machine Age by Melissa Gabardi.
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