Jean Despres French Art Deco Silver and Onyx Brooch

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Jean Despres was one of the most important Art Deco jewelry designers in France. He was also a Studio jeweler, and made each piece in his workshop. He was highly influenced by Cubism, and the forms and polished surfaces of machines. He worked primarily in silver, and used onyx and other hard-stones such as coral, and sometimes sharkskin.This elegant brooch typifies his work.

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