Elegant Pair of French Silver Candelabras By Hénin & Cie
The stepped foot is circled by a water leaves or laurel leaves wreath.
The baluster shaped shaft topped by a acanthus leaves decorated pine cone.
The Shaft support two light arms which are carved with laurel leaves, and end with geometrically lined attached bobèche.
They are absolutely lovely on a Dinner table, not too tall, yet tall enough to convey the perfect ambiance light!
They are intact with no losses to the silver or chocs.
The two candelabras are weighted by white Paris plaster, but we were able to obtain the silver weight as the plaster was removed, because of its age, then replaced identically.
The Hallmark is Minerva 1 – 1st title (950/1000) – for Paris 1838 – 1919
The Makers Mark is for Hénin & Compagnie. It shows an H the sign & and a C topped by a branch and a star underneath the letters.
The Mark was registered on May 11th 1875. Their workshop was located at 33 Rue Des Archives in the Marais area of Paris.
Hénin & Compagnie were the successors of Thomas & Henin which first started in 1865.
They were followed by Hénin Frères which registered their mark by August 1865 and cancelled it in August 1872.
In turn they were followed by Hénin & Fils who gave way to Hénin & Compagnie in 1875.
Henin & Compagnie were in turn followed by Hénin & Vivier in 1891.
In 1933 the dynasty became the House of Hénin.