|Dates||1751 - 1843, master 1772|
|Roles||Artist, Maker, Designer|
Although trained as a sculptor, Pierre-Philippe Thomire decided to follow his father into the potentially more lucrative profession of bronze caster, becoming the most important one of the late 1700s. Before setting up his own establishment in 1775, Thomire trained in the workshop of Pierre Gouthière.
Thomire's big break came when he began assisting Jean-Claude-Thomas Duplessis, the artistic director of the Sèvres
Thomire's business managed to survive even after Napoleon's downfall, winning numerous medals at various exhibitions. He finally retired at the age of seventy-two but continued to work as a sculptor, exhibiting at the