Gouthière, Pierre

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Pierre Gouthière (pyĕr gōōtyĕr´), 1732?–c.1813, French metalworker. The greatest artist of ornamental bronzes of the period of Louis XVI, he produced a vast number of superb cast and chiseled gilt bronzes, executed chiefly for the adornment of fine clocks, East Asian and Sèvres porcelains, and furniture. The Wallace Collection in London includes a red jasper bowl adorned by Gouthière that once belonged to Mme Du Barry, a clock bearing his signature, and many other fine works.