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French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Encrier Inkwell by Boin Taburet

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A very fine French 19th century Louis XV style gilt-bronze, mahogany and porcelain Encrier (Inkwell). The oval mahogany base surmounted with an ormolu mounted trim, dual-trays and figures of ram-heads with laurel wreaths on a centre porcelain ink-reservoir raised on an ormolu rock-like pile, flanked by a pair of porcelain trays, all decorated with floral motifs by Bointaburet, A Paris (Boin Taburet)/ Stamped and numbered 23502, circa 1890. Established in Paris 1873 by George Boin and Emile Taburet, the highly regarded Mâison Boin-Taburet produced high quality silver and metalwork pieces for the high-end retail market supplying pieces for Royalty and affluent customers around the world. They exhibited at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris where they were awarded a gold medal. The firm continued until 1900 when they were renamed Boin & Henry silversmiths. Measures: Height 6 inches (13.3 cm) Width 17 inches (43.2 cm) Depth 12 inches (30.5 cm).

Details

  • Creator
    Boin-Taburet (Metalworker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XV (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. A truly magnificent quality inkwell, probably made for Royalty. Overall condition is excellent. One of the porcelain trays has an old hairline U shaped fissure at the bottom which seems to be only on the enamel, see images. Very high quality gilt.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref.: A22721stDibs: LU1796210106203

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