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Bapst, Maison

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1752

  • Georges-Michel Bapst (1718-1770) Succeeded his Father-in-Law, Georges-Frédéric Stras, as Orfevre-joaillier du Roi.

1761-1770

  • Georges-Michael fils apprenticed to Pierre-André Jacquemin, a royal jeweler.

1771

  • Georges-Michael fils, succeeded George-Michael.

1797

  • Jacques Bapst married into the Menière family (owners of Boehmer and Bassange, former jewelers to Marie Antoinette.)
  • Eventually, Constant and Charles-Frédéric (Jacques sons) joined the company Remodelling the Napoleonic regaila for Louis XVIII.
  • Made coronation regalia for Charles X.
  • Charles-Frédéric’s nephew, Alfred joined the firm and became the workshop director (a position he held for 50 years).

1867

  • Exhibited redesigned crown jewels created for Empress Eugéne at the 1867 Exposition.

1871

  • Jules and Paul (Charles-Frédéric’s sons) and Alfred take over the business.

1880

  • Alfred dies and the firm becomes Jules et Paul Bapst et fils.
  • Alfred’s son Germain joins Lucien Falize to form Bapst et Falize.