A CIRCULAR SILVER-GILT SNUFF BOX IN LOUIS XVI style. Boin Taburet
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A circular silver-gilt box in Louis XVI style engine-turned. The lid centred with a medallion representing two dove on a quiver surrounded by flowers and branches symbols of Love and Hymen. The box has its original leather case lined with dark red velvet and marked 'Boin-Taburet silversmiths 3, rue Pasquier Paris' in ormolu letters.
The jeweler Emile Taburet exposed his work at the 1880 exhibition of the Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs. He established his official silversmith mark a year later. He created the Boin-Taburet firm around 1880 with the antique dealer Georges Boin.
Period: End of the 19th century.
Weight: 159 grammes
Dim: D: 3.54in. (9 cm) / H: 0.78in. (2.5 cm)
Silversmith mark on the edge of the box along with the inscription 'BO A PARIS' (B0 in Paris).
Silver mark: Minerva
Light wear to the leather.