Charming and Elegant Set Of 12 Individual Butter Plates and Knives by ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ BOIN TABURET.
These 12 small plates are beautiful and extremely elegant in heavy with a simple gadroon linin the edge.
The 12 matching silver butter knives are decorated with a gadrooned seashell design.
While you sometimes find crystal butter dishes it is extremely rare to find them in silver, and even rarer to find the 12 matching knives!
These charming little plates can hold butter or a small roll.
They are in excellent shape, heavy silver and lovely to complete a dinner table!
The first time we have come across a full set.
The Dishes diameter is: 2.36 inches
The Knives length is: 4.72 inches
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark shows both the Mark of BOIN TABURET, and the maker of H Frères & Cie (Henry Frères).
The mark is for ‘Maîtres Orfèvres’ Georges BOIN and Emile TABURET. After individual successful careers they joined forces and registered their joint mark 1873. They went on to win a gold medal for their beautiful pieces in 1889 during the Paris World Fair.
They worked at 3 Rue Pasquier near the Madeleine Area of Paris.
In 1900, Georges Boin went into partnership with the silversmith Henry, under the company name Boin et Henry orfèvres, hence the double marking on our pieces..
The firm was known as Henry Frères et Cie, 3 rue Pasquier, Paris.