"Jean Charles Cahier, Ciboire In Vermeil, Restoration Period"JEAN CHARLES NOTEBOOK (1772-1849) Successor of Martin Guillaume Biennais. Superb gilt chalice. finely carved decoration rich: Medallions with the instruments of the Passion surrounded by angels' heads and garlands on the base, water and leaf friezes of ovals. Medallions representing God the Father, Christ and the Virgin surrounded by vine branches with foliage, reeds and corn on the chalice. The lid decorated cartridges containing alternating vine branches with flowers and palm leaves, topped with a Sacred Heart with the crown of thorns and the cross. RESTORATION PERIOD. Michelangelo said punches Vieillard Paris for the first title from 1819 to 1838. Punches silversmith Jean Charles Cahier. WEIGHT: 771 g. Dimensions: Height 30.8 cm. Base diameter 14 cm. Remarkable work of chasing. Vermeil in perfect condition. The goldsmith Jean Charles Cahier began his career in 1801. In 1819, he resumed the workshop, archives and the largest goldsmith design drawings of the late eighteenth century and the Empire Martin Guillaume Biennais. Jean Charles Cahier establish his reputation at the coronation of Napoleon I, who ordered him several pieces for the Notre-Dame de Paris but also to the Empress Josephine to his castle of Malmaison. Thereafter, it provides numerous pieces for the cathedral and the castle chapel of the Tuileries. At the Restoration, it will be one of the leading silversmiths of the royal family. Notebook became the appointed goldsmith of kings Louis XVIII and Charles X, for which he produced very prestigious works today as historic monuments as the reliquary of the Holy Bulb (1822). Booklet realized the whole liturgical silverware created for the coronation of King Charles X, preserved since the coronation at the Palais du Tau in Reims. He worked in collaboration with the designer and painter Louis Lafitte. he also made several necklaces of the order of the Holy Spirit. His works classified as Historic Monuments (19 in number) are essentially religious (chalices, kiss of peace, processional crosses, reliquaries). His successor was Poussielgue Rusand to be one of the greatest goldsmiths of the nineteenth century sacred art. Bibliography: Anne Dion-Tenenbaum, Jean Charles Cahier and religious goldsmith, silversmith in the nineteenth century, Paris 1994 Meetings of the Ecole du Louvre, P24-25.