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Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Un goût pour le XXème siècle

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Paris

Jean Després
1889 - 1980
LYS FLATWARE SERVICE
circa 1950
silver and silvered metal ; comprising 87 pieces : eighteen forks, twelve spoons, eight fish forks, eight fish knives, twelve entremets forks, twelve entremets spoons, twelve coffee spoons, four serving pieces and one sauceboat
Each piece with maker's mark and silver mark apart from the laddle and the saucebot, the sauceboat signed J-Després on the underside ; together with twelve silvered metal knives, twelve silvered metal entremets knives, four silver fish forks, for silver fish knives
Height of the knives : 23,2 cm ; 9 1/8 in. ; Gross weight : 7560 gr
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Provenance

Private collection, Avallon, special order acquired directly from the artist
Eve, Paris, November 21, 2016, lot 35

Literature

Melissa Gabardi, Jean Després, Bijoutier et orfèvre entre Art déco et modernité, Paris, 2009, p. 191, n. G for related examples in silver gilt

Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Un goût pour le XXème siècle

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Paris