DEBAIN - DEBAIN & FLAMANT. François-Alphonse DEBAIN registered his mark "a basket and two persons" on January 15, 1847 and moved to 140 rue du Temple. He renewed it on July 19, 1851.
The mark was concelled on May 27, 1864. His son, Alphonse-Édouard DEBAIN succeeds him, uses the same symbol and associates with Louis-Frédéric FLAMANT, working under the name of DEBAIN & FLAMANT.
They registered their maker's mark on 30 May 1864. This mark was cancelled on 23 November 1874. A second hallmark was inscribed on 24 November 1874, crossed out on 24 November 1880. Their successors will be FLAMANT & FILS, at the same address, from 1880 to 1891. In 1883 the son of Alphonse-Édouard DEBAIN, Alphonse DEBAIN, succeeded the goldsmith Philippe BERTHIER.
He uses the symbol of his mark, the woodcock, for his own mark which becomes "AD and a woodcock", registered on March 19, 1883. He moved to 79 rue du Temple when Louis-Frédéric FLAMANT took over the business from 140 rue du Temple. He exhibited at the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris and received a gold medal. He will be a member of the jury for the 1900 Exhibition and therefore outside the competition, even if he was also an exhibitor. He will also exhibit at the 1901 Universal Exhibition in Glasgow and at the French Decorative Art Exhibition in Copenhage in 1909 where his goldsmith's products will be noticed.
Its hallmark was crossed out on March 8, 1911. Antique, extremely rare, exceptional and amazing ink stand or double inkwell with functional bell. Completely made in solid sterling silver by Debain & Flamant (Paris, France) between 1864 to 1874. Hallmaker by Debain & Flamant and Minerva (950/1000).
The most luxury and sophisticated sterling silver inkstand i have seen, depicting and Asian man holding a silver bell and two inkwells with two lion heads at sides each one and profusely decorated with Louis XV/ XVI ornamentation. This ink stand has a bell to call a butler or secretary. Excellent condition with minimal details of use and internal glass inkwells with details on round edge (can be easily replaced).
Incredible, unique detailed and impressive piece for demanding collectors. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your visit.
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