Over the course of its history, our Maison has attracted intellectuals and inspired the greatest writers. Honoré de Balzac, the renowned French novelist of the 19th century, was an admirer of the Maison's creations. He refers to the talent and extraordinary reputation of Jean-Baptiste Fossin, the once head jeweller of the Maison, in many of his writings. Fossin was acclaimed for his nature-inspired jewellery pieces like these "Mancini-style” hair ornaments, circa 1840.
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