Etienne-Henry Bono

Datesactive 1754 - 1781

Étienne-Henri Bono was only thirteen years old when he started work at the Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory, but he had already worked as an embroiderer. He entered the factory as an anseur, forming handles for the porcelain vessels and earned only fifteen livres per month. Described as "a great perfectionist," he stayed at the manufactory until he was forty, relocating with it when the factory moved to the town of Sèvres. The factory archives record that he left to become a wine merchant in 1781.