Jean Despres produced some of the most interesting jewelry and objects of the Art Deco period and beyond. He made each piece himself, and has a unique style that combines simplicity and strong design with opulent accents, as can be seen with the polished curved handles set off by his well-known hammered surfaces on this elegant covered bowl. This piece is beautiful as a decorative object, but also quite useful.
Despres seldom worked in silver, preferring silver plate on metal. 3.624 x 5.25 inches.