French Maker BC

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French Maker BC

Postby Granmaa » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:33 pm

Does anyone know who this maker is? Initials BC with a vase of flowers.

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Postby blakstone » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:46 am

François-Auguste Boyer-Callot, who registered this mark in 1865. He was the successor to Eusèbe Callot (working 1845-1865), and his company was still in business until at least the end of the 19th century as Société Boyer-Callot. (The device is actually a crowned chalice.)

A set of ice cream spoons in this exact (unnamed) pattern by Boyer-Collet is illustrated on page 110 of David Allen's French Silver Cutlery of the XIX Century. It's a beautiful book, and a must have for any collector of 19th century French flatware.

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Postby Granmaa » Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:55 am

Thankyou very much blakstone.

It is a very elegant pattern; do you know what this 15cm spoon would be used for?

Miles


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