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17th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver (etching).

Active towards the end of the 17th century; cited by Brulliot. Known as the engraver of a garland of flowers and fruit probably designed for use as a model by silversmiths and goldsmiths.

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German, 17th century, male.

Born in Dresden.

Painter, engraver.

Trained from 1611 to 1622 under a goldsmith, but then went over to painting. He did a portrait of Johann Zechendorf, rector and professor in Zwickau, which he engraved from the painting. This work shows him to have been uncommonly gifted....

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German, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Augsburg in 1570.

Born c. 1547, in Colmar; died 1617, in Augsburg.

Enameller, goldsmith.

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German, 17th century, male.

Born in Weilheim (Bavaria); died 1632, in Munich.

Sculptor (ivory).

The son of a goldsmith, Angermair went to Munich while still very young and became a turner at court from 1618 to 1631, doing works in ivory for Princess Elizabeth of Lorraine. Other works include a relief of ...

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Dutch silversmith . He was the son of the silversmith Frans Rienckes, and he started his apprenticeship at the age of 11 or 12, becoming a master of the Bolsward guild in 1654. His use of embossed botanical decoration on silverware was part of the Dutch late 17th-century expression of floral naturalism in the decorative arts. He appears to have remained in Bolsward throughout his life, producing domestic and church silver. The small number of objects attributed to him includes presentation and alms dishes, salts and such smaller objects as hinges, plaquettes and brush backs. Three objects dating from ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1640; died 1er December 1700, in Paris.

Goldsmith.

Bain lodged at the Galeries du Louvre in 1671 and was the son-in-law of Gilles Légaré, his associate. He appears only to have done raised translucent enamelling.

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French family of goldsmiths and bronze-founders. Members of the Ballin family were active in Paris from the 16th century to the 18th. Claude Ballin (i) (b Paris, 3 May 1615; d Paris, 22 May 1678) became a master goldsmith in 1637. He was granted lodgings in the Louvre, Paris, before ...

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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 ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Goldsmith, painter (including enamel).

Barier worked in the second half of the 17th century in Laval and Paris. He is mentioned by Mariette in his Abecedario.

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Germany from 1604 to 1615.

Engraver, goldsmith.

Mentioned in Le Blanc.

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Jérôme de la Gorce

French designer, ornamentalist and engraver. The Berain family moved to Paris c. 1644. Berain’s father, also called Jean Berain, and his uncle Claude Berain were master gunsmiths. In 1659 Berain published a series of designs for the decoration of arms, Diverses pièces très utiles pour les arquebuzières...

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Philip Attwood

Italian medallist, active in France. At the age of 22 he travelled from Ostia to Venice and from there, at the summons of the Finance Minister Nicolas Fouquet, to Paris, where he spent many years. In 1665 he executed a bronze medal of Fouquet. He spent eight years in prison as a result of his association with Fouquet, who had been arrested in ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Died 20 October 1657, in Paris.

Engraver, metal worker.

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Geneviève Bresc-Bautier

French medallist and sculptor. He was working in Lyon by 1657, when he produced a medallion of Archbishop Camille de Neuville de Villeroi. Further medallions worked in wax and cast in wax or lead, in the manner of Jean Warin, show members of the Consulat of Lyon and some members of their families and date from ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1622, probably in Rheims; died 17 November 1692, in Lyons.

Sculptor, medallist.

He worked in Lyons and was highly prolific. In 1680 he assumed the title of 'Sculptor to the King'. Clapasson cites the following works by this artist: Statue of the Virgin...

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Swiss, 17th century, male.

Active in Zurich at the end of the 17th century.

Engraver, draughtsman, goldsmith.

There is mention of four portraits by Johann Heinrich Bodmer.

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Swiss, 17th century, male.

Active in Zurich.

Died 1648.

Goldsmith, engraver.

Christoph Boller is best known for a portrait of him and his family. His son, Hans Conrad, died in 1695, his grandson, Hans Heinrich in 1725. His nephew, Hans Rudolf, was born in 1625...

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Swiss, 17th century, male.

Active in Montauban, Geneva and London.

Miniaturist.

Pierre Bordier was the son of the Geneva goldsmith, Augustin Bordier. His best-known work is a watchcase that has as its subject General Fairfax, The English Chamber of Parliament and Battle of Naseby (Lord Hastings Collection)....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1648, in Turin.

Sculptor, worker in bronze.

Son and pupil of the bronze founder, Andrea Boucheron.

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Paris between 1628 and 1636.

Born to a family originally from Beauvais.

Medallist, engraver (burin).

Also a goldsmith.