A large mid-20th century French modernist 800 standard silver fruit bowl, Paris circa 1950 signed Jean Després (1889-1980)
Of broad circular form upon a domed pedestal circular foot. All over planished decoration, with an applied rim. Assay marks to the foot rim, makers mark obscured presumably that of Jean Després, also with traces of signature to the underside of the bowl with traces of signature.
Diameter – 33.1 cm / 13 inches
Height – 18.4 cm / 7.25 inches
Weight – 2287 grams / 73.5 ozt
Estimated at £2,500 - £3,500