Boin - Georges Boin mark?

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Boin - Georges Boin mark?

Postby mk209 » Mon May 18, 2020 7:06 am

I came across this mustard spoon marked in a lozenge ‘Boin’ no other symbols in the lozenge. Is this the mark of Georges Boin? I cannot find reference to this mark online so if anyone could help give a rough date also it would be great. It’s also marked for 950 silver.

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Re: Boin - Georges Boin mark?

Postby AG2012 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:28 am

Hi,
There was The Boin-Taburet metalwork firm,established in 1873 by George Boin (the antique dealer) and Emile Taburet (the jeweller).
Located in Paris, 3 rue Pasquier.Have seen their mark with other makar`s marks,meaning they were retailers,too.
Hopefully,more knowledgeable members will clarify isolated Boin mark.
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Re: Boin - Georges Boin mark?

Postby JayT » Mon May 18, 2020 5:10 pm

Hello

David Allan shows 2 serving pieces marked Boin alone, that he attributes to Georges Boin and dates to circa 1875.

See: Allan, David. Le couvert et la coutellerie de table française du XIXe siècle. Dijon, Éditions Faton, 2007. pp. 246, 249.

I personally have seen flatware by Georges Boin with the mark G. Boin, symbol a stool (un tabouret), a mnemonic for Taburet. Arminjon doesn’t have an entry for Boin.

Born in 1849, Boin came from a family of antique dealers and jewellers. For many years his grandfather and father managed the upscale shop, L’escalier de Cristal. The Boin-Taburet partnership was formed in Paris at 3 rue Pasquier in about 1873. Boin was Émile Taburet’s son-in-law, and was a great collector of 18th C French silver in the Rococo style. The firm won numerous prizes at the Espositions Universelles of 1878 and 1889 for high quality Rococo style silver, inspired by pieces in Boin’s personal collection of antiques.

Arminjon, v. II, no. 01615, p. 160, tells us that Taburet registered marks on 8 July 1868 and 12 April 1877, erased 13 July 1881. His mark was initials ET with a stool (un tabouret) as a symbol. No mention is made of Boin.

Boin then went into business with Henry in about 1900 under the name of Boin et Henry Orfèvres. Presumably Boin either retired or died, because by 1906 the company was called Henry Frères et Cie, then in 1936 became Henry et Fils.

So the history of Boin as a maker is a bit confused.

Your spoon probably dates to the last quarter of the 19th C.

By the shape, this spoon in the Shell Thread pattern (Filet Coquille) could be an egg spoon if it is 12-14 cm in length.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Boin - Georges Boin mark?

Postby mk209 » Tue May 19, 2020 6:26 am

Wonderful thankyou for the information. It is 12.7cm long and weighs 34g.

There’s a Marquis crest that I’ve posted pictures of (see the Family crest section here on this forum).

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Re: Boin - Georges Boin mark?

Postby JayT » Tue May 19, 2020 7:06 am

My pleasure to help.

It appears to be an egg spoon.

Sorry I can’t identify the crest.

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Re: Boin - Georges Boin mark?

Postby blakstone » Thu May 21, 2020 7:18 pm

Émile Ferdinand Taburet
Born: 17 Jul 1823, Rouen, Seine-Inférieure [now Seine-Maritîmes], son of Ferdindand Hubert Taburet & Marie Louise Adèle Fortier
Married: 12 Sep 1850, Paris, Aglaë Verisgny (1824-1875)
Died: 15 Jul 1880, Paris

Taburet was joined in partnership by his son-in-law, George Boin, as Taburet & Boin at least by the late 1870s, and was succeeded by him as G. Boin in 1880

Georges Benjamin Boin
Born: 13 Jan 1849, Paris, son Jacques Benjamin Boin, & Victorine Caillot
Married: 24 Apr 1873, Paris, to Marie Adele Taburet (1851-ca 1931), daughter of Emile Ferdinand Taburet & Aglae Verisgny
Died: 24 Nov 1915, Paris

Boin’s mother, Victorine Caillot, was the daughter of jeweler Pierre Caillot [Arminjon I:2861]. Boin (who sometimes used the name Boin-Taburet) was succeeded by Henry Frères (Ernest & Georges Henry) in 1901, though Boin-Taburet was still involved with the firm as a prominent expert appraiser of jewelry and silver.

Pierre Ernest Henry
Born: 30 Apr 1856, Paris, son of Edouard Pierre Henry & Desirée Augustine Normant
Married: 12 Oct 1882, Paris, to Berthe Céline Agathe Georges (1861-1925)
Died: 2 Feb 1940, Paris

Georges Auguste Henry
Born: 4 Jan 1868, Paris, son of Edouard Pierre Henry & Desirée Augustine Normant
Married: Madeleine Louisa Jublin
Died: 20 Jan 1936, Paris

Henry Frères was continued by Ernest Henry’s son André Henry

André Edouard René Henry
Born: 16 Nov 1883, Paris, son of Pierre Ernest Henry & Berthe Céline Agathe Georges
Married: 27 Oct 1913, Paris, to Simone Emilie Julie Colliard (1891-1966)
Died: 14 Apr 1952, Paris

All of these men, with the exception of Taburet, were made chevaliers of the legion of Honor: Georges Boin in 1900, Georges Henry in 1908, Ernest Henry in 1911, and André Henry in 1920.


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