Ernest Membré was a French jeweler who specialized in enamel work. Membré’s family were from Metz, France. During the German occupation of 1870 Membre and family likely left Metz for good and went to Paris where they re-established their businesses and started again. Membré’s enamel work typically shows a shading of enamel. The scarce pieces of his work that did survive are quality pieces and bear his registered makers mark. It is said that many of the fine enamellers of the future learned from his skill and techniques however little is known about his life as is common among smaller houses of the time.