French bronzier Robert Osmond (1711 – 1789) was born in Canisy, near Saint-Lô. He began his apprenticeship in the workshop of Louis Regnard and became a master bronzier in Paris in 1746. Robert Osmond ran a workshop in the rue des Canettes, moving to the rue de Mâcon in 1761. In 1753 his nephew Jean-Baptiste Osmond joined him and became a master in 1764. From that moment on they worked closely together until Robert retired around 1775. Jean-Baptiste continued the workshop but went bankrupt in 1784.