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A circular silver-gilt box in Louis XVI style engine-turned. The lid centred with a medallion representing a 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.
Silversmith mark on the edge of the box along with the inscription 'BO A PARIS' (B0 in Paris).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.
W: 19.68oz (558 g).
D: 3.54in. (9 cm) / H: 0.78in. (2.5 cm)
silver mark: Minerva
Light wear to the leather.