(b 1779; d 1839). French silversmith. He trained in the workshop of Jean-baptiste-Claude Odiot and established his own workshop c. 1823. His silver inaugurated the Renaissance revival style in that medium. His work includes the Lafayette Vase (1830-35, Somerset House, London), a silver-gilt two-handled vase with scenes from the life of Marquis de Lafayette.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.