An Art Deco silver cocktail shaker and six matching tots, by Jean Despres, French, 1920s,
Lot 13
An Art Deco cocktail shaker and six matching tots, by Jean Després, French, 1920s,
Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Art Deco cocktail shaker and six matching tots, by Jean Despres, French, 1920s,
silver plated, with engraved signature to base, of geometric design with simple chain-link decoration around the main body and base, 9½ inches high, together with a set of six matching drinking tots.
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Footnotes

  • Jean Després (1889-1980) was an Art Deco designer who captured the streamlined, modern aesthetic of the age of the machine and transformed it into objects of great beauty.

    As a young man, Després became acquainted with avant-garde artists in Paris, including Modigliani, de Chirico, and Braque, and, after the outbreak of War in 1914, he worked on the industrial design of airplanes. He later transferred this experience and inspiration to his family's jewelry business, where he became known for his innovative geometric patterns. He also created a wide range of tableware and decorative objects in gold, silver, and pewter, whose bold, industrial looks were uncompromisingly modern, yet graceful and refined.
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