Pair of Boin-Taburet French Gilt Silver Centerpiece Vases
Pair of French silver gilt vases in urn form, by Boin-Taburet, a Parisian silversmith, from the early 20th century in Louis XVI style. The spreading circular bases have a leaf-tip borders and the body is applied with a band of ribbon-wrapped foliage centered on both sides by a rosette. Height is 7 1/2'' and diameter at the widest point is approximately 4 1/2''; weight is 28ozt. Bearing hallmarks as shown.
The Boin-Taburet metalwork firm was established in 1873 by George Boin and Emile Taburet, and is accredited with the revival of Louis XV and Louis XVI 18th-century styles in 1880s Paris. Boin-Taburet produced wares of extremely fine quality, all of which exhibit a superb attention to detail. Due to this technical expertise, the Boin-Taburet firm won a major award at the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) in Paris. The company became especially famous for producing a number of surtout de tables (centerpieces), most of which were crafted to resemble garden lakes or ponds with ornamental sculptures, fountains and urns.
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