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Froment-Meurice, Émile

A Parisian goldsmith and jeweller, the son of Francois-Désiré-Meurice, who succeeded to his father's business that had been carried on after his death by the widow. His work continued in the Romantic style until c. 1900 when he experimented in art nouveau styles. He made some pieces decorated in Niello.

Froment-Meurice, Francois-Désiré

A Parisian goldsmith and jeweller who succeeded to the family business founded in 1774 by his father, Francois Froment; the son added the surname of Pierre Meurice, also a goldsmith, whom his widowed mother had married. His work was in the Gothic revival (Romantic) style, but also from 1839 in Renaissance style or architectural style, some of his designs featuring, against a background or Gothic architecture, enamelled figures of knights, angels, and saints, which appear to be cast in the round. Lefournier enameled some of his jewelry. On his death, his son, émile, inherited the business.

From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson

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