Practically nothing is known of this Boston silversmith other than the existence of some silver with the mark T. PARROTT. From the style of the pieces, it seems evident that Parrott was working in Boston as early as 1760 and until at least 1775.
Born in Chamaliers, France on July 13, 1852, Paul Paulin took the sensible route into adulthood and became a prominent dentist in Paris. However, his passion for art led him first to pursue the acquaintance of prominent artists and collectors, and eventually to pursue a secondary career as a sculptor, dedicating himself primarily to modeling and casting bronze portrait busts of his many artistic friends, including the great Rodin. Though he was friendly with Rodin, Paulin was far closer to the group of ...