A Lovely French Silver Selfish Coffee Pot, or ‘Verseuse’ By ‘Maitre Orfèvre’ Emile Taburet.
This charming piece features a turned wooden handle and is decorated in the Louis XV style it showcases a repoussé décor of lanceolate leaves, foliage and ribboned flowers in fall.
The bottom part of the coffee pot is chiseled with laurel leaves, while the finial features a floral bouquet. The details are charming! The concept of ‘Selfish’ coming from the fact you could only have 1 coffee in this lovely pot!
The spout is sweetly duck bill shaped with acanthus leaves carved underneath.
The Hallmark is Minerva 1 for 1st title Silver (950/1000) Paris 1838/1919
The Maker’s Mark is for Emile Taburet who registered his Mark on July 8th 1868 and canceled it on July 13th 1881.
His workshop was located 3 rue Pasquier. Interestingly the Coffee pot also features the Mark for Paillard Frères who worked from 1868 to 1888.