JEAN DÉSPRES, HAMMERED SILVER BOWL, C. 1930

Courtesy of Formative Modern 

A hammered silver bowl by French silversmith Jean Déspres, set atop a row of silver spheres  resembling a strand of pearls. During WWI, Jean Déspres worked in a military workshop  manufacturing airplane engines, which would inform his artistic sensibility when he joined the  Modern movement to create jewelry and decorative objects. In the work of Déspres, there is no  illusion to the materiality of the metal; the work is precise but at times brutal in its Modernism, with  its hammered surfaces and bold details. Rather than relying on superfluous ornament, Déspres  mastered light, shadow and reflection in the contrasting surfaces of his multi-faceted pieces.  Signed “J. Déspres.” 

2.5”H x 6.5”D

 

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$ 3,800.00

JEAN DÉSPRES, HAMMERED SILVER BOWL, C. 1930
JEAN DÉSPRES, HAMMERED SILVER BOWL, C. 1930
JEAN DÉSPRES, HAMMERED SILVER BOWL, C. 1930
JEAN DÉSPRES, HAMMERED SILVER BOWL, C. 1930
JEAN DÉSPRES, HAMMERED SILVER BOWL, C. 1930