This wonderful Art Deco silver plated torchere was made by Boulenger. The circular base leads to a graduated three tiered stem, each tier being decorated with incised vertical lines. The stem supports a flared top tulip shaped bowl. It stands on a cylindrical black lacquer base. The side of the base of the vase has a rectangular cartouche stamped "Boulenger" and a square cartouche stamped with the initials "A" "B" with an horizontal crescent moon between the initials within an inner circular cartouche - the mark for Adolphe Boulenger.
Weight: 3lbs 7ozs - 1,560gms
Height: 12.01ins - 30.5cms
Diameter of top: 6.10ins - 15.5cms
Diameter of base: 5.51ins - 14cms
Adolphe Boulenger was a nickel refiner and producer with a plant at Créteil and another for finishing and silverplating at the Rue du Vert-Bois in Paris.
He took over from a M. Boulenger-Hautin in 1864
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