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Michel-Gabriel Commelin (1746 - 1802)
Works of Art

Painter, gilder and burnisher, op. 1766 - 1802.

He entered the factory in 1766 as a flower painter, specializing chiefly in floral border patterns. The painters' records included flower sprays and bouquets, borders of flowers sometimes combined with foliage, pearls, friezes or medallions, monograms and butterflies. He sometimes worked in monochrome.

He also worked as a painter and gilder. He painted mostly tea, service and useful wares, and also plaques. He contributed to the Catherine II service.

In 1773 he married Marie-Antoinette Bulidon, sister of another painter. He was dismissed in April 1799, reinstated in 1801, but died soon afterwards.