|Dates||1714 - 1774, master 1743|
Bronze caster Philippe Caffieri was an astute businessman. Under his direction, the Caffieri family workshop prospered, allowing him to become a wealthy
Philippe went into partnership with his father Jacques Caffieri in 1747 and then succeeded his father as sculpteur-ciseleur ordinaire du roi (Sculptor and Bronze Caster to the King) in 1755. Unfortunately, as both father and son signed their works Caffieri, scholars sometimes have difficulty distinguishing the early works of Philippe from those of his father.
The Caffieris worked extensively for the French court, producing