Charles-Barnabe Sageret – French Goldsmith

Charles-Barnabe Sageret was apprenticed to J.J. Vuyriot in 1737 at the age of 10 years, 8 months. In April 1752, he was appointed goldsmith to the duc d’Orleans, following in his father’s footsteps, and in May 1752, entered his maker’s mark. From 1756, he was to supply the Menus Plaisirs with gold boxes. Sageret took part in the running of the Paris Goldsmiths’ Corporation, working his way up to becoming alderman of the city of Paris in 1781. For a goldsmith of such importance, surprisingly few boxes by Sageret are still extant.

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