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François-Thomas Germain

Inkpot and Desk Clock

Inkpot and Desk Clock, François-Thomas Germain
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Inkpot and Desk Clock is a Rococo Silver Decorative Artwork created by François-Thomas Germain in 1752. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Decorative Artwork. Download

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François Thomas Germain inherited his father’s position as silversmith to the King of France in 1748 — a time of rococo luxury for the wealthy and powerful. His whimsical designs in silver brought commissions from Russia and Portugal, but the attrition of the Seven Years War crippled the indulgent lifestyle of the monarchy.

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Inkpot and Desk Clock, François-Thomas Germain

Thomas Germain - Inkpot and desk clock 1752 silver 37 x 32 x 41cm

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