Denys Frankson French
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In 1545 François I founded the Hôpital de la Trinité to shelter abandoned children. Among the trades taught there was silversmithing, taught by a worker who had been favorably passed on by the wardens of the guild. In recompense for his instruction, the teacher-worker could become a master at the end of eight years. Antoine Bailly registered his first mark in 1748 in this way. In 1756, as a Paris maker, he turned in the mark gained through his work at the Hôpital and registered the mark which is found on this piece.
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