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Jean Després was a French jewellery maker and designer, known for his Art Deco jewellery made from semi-precious stones and enamel. Després was largely inspired by his friendships with avant-garde artists such as Georges Braque. Working for the government designing parts for aircraft during World War I, his jewelry became influenced by the materials and shapes he saw in the factories.... Read moreJean Després was a French jewellery maker and designer, known for his Art Deco jewellery made from semi-precious stones and enamel. Després was largely inspired by his friendships with avant-garde artists such as Georges Braque. Working for the government designing parts for aircraft during World War I, his jewelry became influenced by the materials and shapes he saw in the factories. Després’ works were collected and worn by celebrities such as Andy Warhol.

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