"Silver Coffee Maker, France, By Boin - Tabouret Around 1900"Chiseled silver pedestal coffee maker. The body is ovoid in shape decorated with friezes of water leaves on the base, and has the shoulder. The spout is entirely chiseled with bird feathers and ends with an eagle's head. The handle is in molded brown wood, with two attachment points, maintained in its lower part by an applique made in high relief and representing a swan with outstretched wings. The hinged lid decorated with water leaves is slightly domed and provided with a seed plug. Empire style. Period: around 1900. Silver 950/1000, Minerva hallmarks. Master Goldsmith: Boin-Taburet in Paris ** stamp in full, numbered Hallmark: Henry Frères et Cie Height: 20 cm Length: 22.5 cm Width: 11 cm Weight: 821 gr Capacity: 750 ml Very good condition / without shocks no deformations ** Biographical sketch (source: Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris). Emile Taburet, jeweler, exhibited in 1880 at the UCAD exhibition, metal. His hallmark was crossed out in 1881. He joined forces with his son-in-law, Georges Boin antiquaire, under the name Boin-Taburet around 1880. Together, they exhibited at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889 ## In 1900, Georges Boin was associated with the silversmith Henry, under the company name Boin and Henry silversmiths. The house appears under the name Henry Frères et Cie, 3 rue Pasquier in Paris. In 1936, the house became Henry et Fils. ## la Gazette des beaux-arts: Boin-Taburet obtained a gold medal, which the government perhaps considered insufficient to recognize the real merit of a silversmith of remarkable talent, since he comes from confer on him the Knight's Cross of the Legion of Honor.