A Very Elegant Set of 10 Antique French Silver Knife Holders by Maitre Orfèvre HĒNIN
This very pure set is simply decorated with a delicate combed wave design on each end.
The result is a pure and very modern look. It is in keeping with many objects created by Hénin & cie.
Perfect to compliment any table set up.
The knife holders became more popular towards the early part of the 19th Century, the symbol of a table perfectly set up.
Our Knife Holders are perfectly balanced, very elegant and in perfect shape, with no losses or dents.
A true rare find as most of the Knife Holders on the market today are plated silver.
We are adding to the set an eleventh piece in the exact same motif -the extra piece weighs an extra 0.95 oz, bring the total weight to 9.70 oz.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for HENIN & 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 shop was located at 33 Rue Des Archives in the Marais area of Paris.
Henin & Compagnie were the successors of Thomas & Henin which first started in 1865. They were followed by Henin Freres which registered their mark by August 1865 and cancelled it in August 1872. In turn they were followed by Henin & Fils which finally gave way to Henin & Compagnie in 1875.
Henin & Compagnie were in turn followed by Henin & Vivier in 1891.
In 1933 the dynasty gave way to the House of Henin.