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Cressant [Cresant; Cressent; Croisant], Jacoblocked

(b ?Abbeville, Somme; fl 1714–56).
  • Wilhelmina Halsema-Kubes

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French sculptor, active in the northern Netherlands. His earliest known works are two signed and very elegant Louis XIV garden vases decorated with allegories of the seasons (1714; Amsterdam, Rijksmus.); they were commissioned by David van Mollem (1670–1746), a silk merchant, who was laying out a fine garden for the country house on his estate of Zijdebalen, near Utrecht. Cressant’s name is first mentioned in Utrecht ...

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