Jacques-Henri Fauconnier


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(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.

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