Jean Després Paris Modernist Hammered Silver and Onyx Necklace
Created in the 1950s by jeweler-artist Jean Després, this Modernist necklace is composed of silver and onyx. The necklace is composed of twelve hand-hammered silver spheres joined by square trace links, and completed by a box clasp set with a black onyx tablet. With its tactile surface characterized by irregular, gleaming silver hammered planes contrasting with dark patination, Jean Després’ artistic hand playfully harmonizes geometry, texture and volume in this sculptural Modernist necklace.
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Item #: N-20519
Artist: Jean Després, Paris
Size: 22” length; 1.5” diameter of spheres
Materials: Silver; Onyx
Signed: Makers mark JD in lozenge
Literature: A necklace similar to this with black lacquered and silver balls is featured in Jean Despres Bijoutier et orfevre entre Art Decoet modernite and was shown as part of the 2009 exhibition at the Musèe des Arts Decoratifs, Paris. Pictured in Jean Despres Bijoutier et orfevre entre Art Decoet modernite, by Melissa Gabardi, norman editions, 2009, page 4.