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Boin-Taburet: 6pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Tea Set - Like New!

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Direct from a Private Mansion in Paris, A Stunning 6pc., 19th Century 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Tea Set by Premier French Silversmith "Boin Taburet", An Ultra Luxurious Addition to any Stately Home and Includes 6 Anti-Tarnish Wraps for Easy Storage, Absolutely Magnificent, circa late 1890s.  The world of silver-smithing has witnessed the rise and fall of many notable firms throughout its history. In the realm of French silver-smithing, the name "Boin-Taburet" stands as a symbol of enduring excellence, innovation, and craftsmanship.

The history of Boin-Taburet is closely linked to the two families that merged to create this iconic firm. The story begins with the Boin family, where Alexis Boin, a skilled silversmith, laid the foundation of the firm. Boin's craftsmanship and artistic abilities were quickly recognized, and his works gained prominence during the early 19th century. The Taburet family, on the other hand, was equally esteemed in the silver-smithing world. Auguste Taburet, known for his intricate designs and fine workmanship, brought the Taburet name to the forefront of French silver-smithing. It was the union of these two families through marriage in 1845 that established the firm known as "Boin-Taburet."

Boin-Taburet was known for its distinctive style, which drew inspiration from various art movements of the time. The firm's early works were heavily influenced by the neoclassical aesthetic, with a focus on symmetry, balance, and elegant simplicity. However, as the firm evolved, it adapted to the changing artistic landscape. The Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements had a profound impact on Boin-Taburet's designs. Their creations began to feature organic, flowing lines and intricate geometric patterns, reflecting the artistic sensibilities of the early 20th century.

The quality and craftsmanship of Boin-Taburet's silverware, exemplified in this stunning tea set, earned the firm a well-deserved reputation. Notably, Boin-Taburet received royal patronage from Emperor Napoleon III, which marked a significant milestone in their history. This recognition catapulted the firm to new heights, and they began creating exquisite pieces for the French royal court. Their exceptional work was displayed at prestigious international exhibitions, further enhancing their reputation on the global stage.  The firm's achievements were not limited to France, as Boin-Taburet's pieces found homes in royal collections around the world. Their export business thrived, and they supplied silverware to various European courts and aristocrats, cementing their status as a globally recognized brand.

The history of the Boin-Taburet firm is a testament to the enduring power of craftsmanship, innovation, and artistic vision. From its humble beginnings, the firm rose to become a symbol of French silversmith excellence, receiving recognition from royalty and international acclaim. Their distinct style, influenced by various artistic movements, remains a source of inspiration for artisans today.  This magnificent tea set is a stunning example of the quality and craftsmanship for which the firm is internationally known.  Each piece has been meticulously restored to like new condition.

The magnificent teapot measures approximately 18.50 cm. in height to the top of the lid, roughly 22.00 cm. across from the tip of the spout to the end of the handle and weights 741 grams. It bears the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, and is stamped on the underside "Boin Taburet a Paris 42883 14". It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

The massive hot water holder (samovar) with heater is silver plated and measures approximately 40.50 cm. in height to the top of the lid, roughly 21.00 cm. across from the tip of the spout and weights an astounding 2,297 grams. It is stamped on the underside "Boin Taburet a Paris 42869 14". It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

The elegant sugar bowl, with gold plated (vermeil) Interior, stands Roughly 16.50 cm. high to the top of the lid, measures approximately 24.00 cm. across to the tips of the handles and weights 606 grams. It bears the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, and is stamped on the underside "Boin Taburet a Paris 39328 12". It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

The elegant hot chocolate server stands approximately 23.00 cm. high to the top of the lid, measures 24.00 cm. across to the tip of the handle and weights 746 grams. It bears the French government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, and is stamped on the underside "Boin Taburet a Paris 42882 14". It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

The dainty cream pitcher with gold plated interior stands approximately 11.00 cm. high to the top of the handle, measures 11.50 cm. across from the end of the handle to the tip of the spout and weights 192 grams. It bears the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, and is stamped on the underside "Boin Taburet a Paris 42885 14". It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

The massive serving tray is silver plated and is also in excellent condition with no visible wearing of the silver plate. It measures approximately 59.50 cm. in length, roughly 46.50 cm. across at its widest point and weights and astounding 2.6+ kilograms. It is stamped on the underside "Boin Taburet a Paris". It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

Boin-Taburet:  6pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Tea Set - Like New!
$18,610.00 CAD
$18,610.00 CAD

Boin-Taburet: 6pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Tea Set - Like New!

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