Suite of two double silver saltercellars with an obelisk grip surmounted by a sphere and a grenade. Very beautiful decor of young musicians, vine branches, beaded nets, central virgin medallions adorned with acanthus leaves and carved leathers. One adorned with ribbon bows, friezes of pearls and garlands of fruit retained by puttos, crowbars. The other adorned on the obelisk with medallions of heads of radiant angels, laurel friezes, ribbons, garlands of vine branches punctuated by Bacchus heads in sheath, leafy feet terminated by lion's paws.
Blue crystal glasses.
• French Minerve 1er titre (950/1000).
• "L. LAPAR" (1878-1891).
• "VB, a crescent, a star above, one below", for Victor BOIVIN.
A model almost identical to that by LAPAR at the Ernest Hébert museum in Paris.
L. LAPAR, goldsmith in Paris, 25 rue de Choiseul.
Victor BOIVIN, goldsmith in Paris, 5, rue de Montmorency.
Victor BOIVIN succeeds his father, Jules BOIVIN, goldsmith specializing in tableware in activity from January 20, 1862 to February 1, 1881, installed at 15, rue des Quatre Fils in Paris. His brother is the famous jeweler René BOIVIN, who did his apprenticeship as a goldsmith at Victor before founding his house of fine jewelry and marrying Jeanne POIRET, the sister of fashion designer Paul POIRET.
In 1897, Victor set up his workshops at No. 5 rue de Montmorency in the Marais, the goldsmiths quarter, in the historic Hôtel Thiroux de Lailly, sometimes called Hôtel de Montmorency because of its construction on the site of a hotel that belonged to the house of MONTMORENCY until 1632.
The Victor BOIVIN goldsmith's house was taken over by the RAVINET D'ENFERT house at the beginning of the 20th century.
MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
• MUSÉE D’ORSAY, PARIS, BOIVIN – Paire d’assiettes montées tripodes – silver, Paris, circa 1900, inv. OAO1514-1 ; OAO1514-2.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, NEW YORK, BOIVIN – Knife – silver, steel, Paris, XIXe siècle, inv. 25.130.3.