(Late 19th century)
Pair of Jardinières-Candélabras
Signed Boin-Taburet à Paris and numbered 34369 and 34370
Height : 25 cm (9 3/4 in.) ; Diameter : 34 cm (13 1/3 in.)
Lovely pair of Louis XVI style planters with three light arms. Each jardiniere, with their liners in form of a basket based on a three leafy feet and a lobed base. The inner liners are removable.
The two French goldsmiths George Boin and his son-in-law Emile Taburet created around 1875 in Paris the company Boin-Taburet. They made many silver pieces inspired by the beautiful services of the eighteenth century. At the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1878, Georges Boin presented a “service de toilette” inspired by the work of François-Thomas Germain (1726-1791), and then at the Universal Exhibition of 1889, several epergnes, including one of them executed after drawings by the famous artist Juste-Aurèle Meissonier (1695-1750), as well as tea sets of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Boin-Taburet firm also exhibited a tureen and platter after Pierre Germain’s one (1645-1684) for the Jockey Club, located then on Scribe street in Paris in 1863. Through its lavish events to various international shows, Boin-Taburet company contributed to the revival styles of the eighteenth century.
A. Dunan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Objets d’Art et Metalware, vol. V
J. Puiforcat, L’orfèvrerie française et étrangère, Paris, 1981, p. 112.