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LeRoux, Charles
(1689-1745)
Collection: European Collection
Specialty: Silver
Son of t he silversmith Bartholomew Le Roux, Charles probably learned the
trade under his father's tutorship. He was admitted as a freeman in 1724
and was master of the Albany silversmith Jacob Ten Eyck from 1719 until
1726. Le Roux served as an assistant alderman of the East Ward from 1735
to 1738.

The Common Council of New York commissioned Le Roux to make and engrave
presentation pieces and in 1735 he engraved the seal of the mayoralty for
New York City. In the same year he also made the box of gold for enclosing
the seal of the Freedom presented to Andrew Hamilton of Philadelphia. This
was only one of many gold and silver boxes fashioned by Le Roux for
enclosing the seals of complimentary freedom.

Le Roux's son, Bartholomew, who was named for his grandfather, also became
a silversmith in New York, as did Charles' brother, John.