Jean Despres (1889-1980)
Tea-Pot, Circa 1930
Tin, Base in hammered Tin, animated with spherical stipes and angular Madagascar Ebony Wood handle. Spherical Hinged cover with two silver stripes.
Signature incised "J. Després"
Measures: 61/2 in. (16.5 cm.) high, 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) Diameter
Good condition with light scratches due to age. A light crack on the hinged cover.
Rare and beautiful piece, an exemple of the finest work created by the french master. The piece is illustrated in the Melissa Gabardi Jean Després Book, Page 143 (picture 9) A must have for a Museum or a Collector.
Jean Despres was one of the most innovative goldsmiths of the 1920s and 1930s and an eminent artist of the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM). At the age of 14, he left Avallon (France) for his apprenticeship in Paris, attended courses in drawing and met at the Bateau-Lavoir Modigliani, Picasso, Signac, De Chirico and Braque, who quickly became his best friend. The artist keeps from his tim at the military aviation workshops during World War one, an interest in mechanical forms and from 1930 onwards, created "motor jewels" where the vocabulary of mechanics can be found. Despres is also one of the prime "Maître d'Œuvre" in the renovation of tableware. His vases, pitchers, teapots, candelabra in tin or silver cutlery hammered, are characterized by geometric shapes, harmonious volumes and simple ornamentation. Jean Despres is now represented by several Decorative Arts museums all-over the world.
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Jean Després, A Rare Tin and Madagascar Ebony Wood Tea-Pot, Circa 1930
Dimensions: H 6.5 in. x Dm 5.52 in. / H 16.5 cm x Dm 14 cm
Artist : Jean Despres
Medium : Tin
Date of creation : 1930
Date of Manufacture : 1930
Condition Report : Good condition
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