The renowned nineteenth-century firm of jewellers and silversmiths Froment-Meurice, was founded by François Dsir Froment-Meurice (1802-1855) and continued by his son Emile (1837-1913). In 1867, an English jeweler described Mons. Froment-Meurice's establishment as "one of the first houses in Paris" adding that its silver "was in the very best style . . . beautiful in the design, and nicely executed." (J. Culme, Nineteenth Century Silver, 1977, p. 44, and V. Brett, The Sotheby's Directory of Silver, 1986, p. 382).