|Dates||1723 - 1805, master by royal order 1757|
In the late 1700s, Robert-Joseph Auguste's works in gold, silver, and bronze were renowned throughout Europe. In 1776 an English silversmith described Auguste in a letter: "as I have not seen the best productions of Monsr Auguste I therefore presume I have seen nothing. His fame I am persweded is founded on superior Merit because I have heard so many Noblemen of good Tast concur in ye same opinion of him...."
As a young man, Auguste worked with several different goldsmiths but was never officially apprenticed. A special court order freed him from this