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date: 22 November 2019

Desprez, Barthélémylocked

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Bohemia.

Died 1819.

Sculptor, potter, glassmaker.

Barthélemy Desprez started as a modeller at the Sèvres porcelain works. He founded and then ran the Nový Svet glassworks in Bohemia. Drawing his inspiration from ancient coins and medals, he produced a large number of ceramic cameos embedded in crystal, known in glassmaking as sulphides....

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