French, 17th century, male.
Born 1615, in Paris; died 22 May 1678, in Paris.
Sculptor, goldsmith, medallist.
Claude Ballin made a series of articles in gold for Louis XIV, and was the maker of a number of bronze, silver and gold vases decorated with low reliefs (Parc de Versailles, Parterre du Midi and Parterre du Nord). He also worked for several churches in Paris and for the abbey of St-Denis. He became a master goldsmith in ...