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Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèlelocked

(b Turin, 1695; d Paris, July 31, 1750).
  • Elaine Evans Dee

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French designer, architect and goldsmith. He was apprenticed to his father Etienne Meissonnier, a sculptor and silversmith of some importance, before making his way to Paris, arriving in 1714. He worked there as a die-cutter and medallist, progressing through the ranks of the metalworkers’ guild. He was variously described as a chaser, a designer and, in ...

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