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Jean Despres Champagne Bucket, 1950

Champagne bucket - Ref 04708
by Jean Després
France, ca.1950
Important hammered silver-plated champagne bucket
with cylindrical hammered body presenting two scrolled handles
underlined with spheres and decorated at the top of a flat link chain

Dimensions
H 8.86 in. x W 10.63 in. x D 8.27 in.
H 22.5 cm x W 27 cm x D 21 cm

Incised signature "J.Després" under the base (see photo)

Excellent condition with very slight traces of age

Through his training, his inspiration from the pictorial movements of his time, his frequentation of the Bateau-Lavoir and his friendships such as those of Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Paul Signac, Giorgio De Chirico, Marie Laurencin, Chaim Soutine, Maurice Utrillo, Georges Braque, Paul Jouve and Maurice de Vlaminck, Jean Desprès had his place in our gallery and our admiration for his achievements makes that we do not deprive to include him