"Christofle & Cie, Henri Bouilhet, Pair Of Silver Plated Plates Enameled"Christofle and Compagnie Henri Bouilhet (1830-1910) Pair of silver and enamel plates Decorated with friezes and rosettes with stylized blue and white vegetal decoration Biography of Henri Bouilhet: Henri Bouilhet (1830 in Paris - 1910 in Villerville), is a chemical engineer and a French industrialist, graduated from the Central School of Arts and Manufacture. Henri Bouilhet is the nephew and brother-in-law of Charles Christofle, founder of the prestigious Christofle goldsmith's house. He graduated from the Ecole Centrale in 1851. At Christofle he developed the technique of galvanoplasty, of which the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris has many examples. In 1910, he was appointed president of the Central Union of Decorative Arts of which he was a founding member. One owes to him the entrance to the Museum of Decorative Arts of the celebrated especially of table that belonged to Napoleon III. Found in the ruins of the Palais des Tuileries, burnt down in 1871, it was bought by the factory and then donated to the Museum of Decorative Arts by Paul Christofle and Henri Bouilhet. His son André (1866-1932) and his grandson Tony (1897-1984) will continue his work. We would like to thank Anne Gros, curator of the Christofle Museum in Paris, for her identification help.