Emanuel Jules Joseph Descomps
Emanuel Jules Joseph Descomps was born in France and worked in Paris during the late 19th century. He apprenticed and trained with Alexandre Falguières under H. Hiolin, an engraver and metal designer and joined the French society of Artists in 1898. Though he is known for his Art Nouveau figurines of women modeled in bronze and ivory he also created beautiful gold and piqué-à-jour enamel Art Nouveau jewelry. His jewelry often depicted sculpted female forms within naturalistic floral and pastoral settings. With his success he moved in 1900 from 399 Rues de Pyrénées to 37 Rue de Moulin-Vert. Descomps passed away in 1948.