The name Jean Despres is well known to anyone interested by the most interesting and avant garde French Art Deco design. He designed and made extraordinary jewelry, as well as all manner of useful and decorative objects for the table. His work has been the subject of many exhibitions, including the musee des arts decoratifs in Paris, and there have been several books devoted to his work. For more about him, see our biography on the website.
This pair of candle holders show two major hallmarks of his style – hammered metal surfaces, and heavy chain, or “gormette” decorative elements. His table pieces are very chic and stylish.