Louis XV Style Set Of 2 Antique French Silver ‘Vide Poche’ by ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Victor Boivin.
These 2 plates are beautiful and elegant in French 1st title silver shaped as Conch Shells with a flower garland overlapping the seashell.
They stand on three little lions paws
These charming little plates can hold butter or a small roll or appetizers or can be used as vide poche (to put your keys or coins or even jewelry).
No too big they are very versatile.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for Victor BOIVIN and shows a V and a B with a star above and below.
The Mark was registered in 1897. Victor BOIVIN had taken over from his Father, Jules BOIVIN (who himself had picked up after Nicolas VAUTRIN) after his retirement.
The BOIVIN specialized in ‘Pièces de Formes’, or larger pieces, as well as Cutlery.
They received several prizes during the World Trade Fairs, in 1867 and again in 1889.
His workshop was located 5 rue de Montmorency in Paris.