Henin & Cie
The great 19th Century Parisian goldsmiths Henin & Cie were located at the heart of the historic city of Paris in the Marais, which was the noted jewellery quarter. Here the nobility would go to buy luxurious jewellery and items made from high grade silver and gold. The pride of workmanship in gold & silver in evident in surviving works by Henin et Cie. It was a natural progression that these astonishing jewellers would succeed in being appointed as the suppliers of the king and his court. Below you will find a record of successors and their associates: Thomas & Hénin were situated at 77 rue des Archives. Their hallmark "a rosebud, TH letters and a star" was registered at the assay office 4th October 1861. On 16th August 1865 the firm became Hénin Frères and were situated at the same address. Hénin & Fils record their new hallmark, "a button above and a star below the HFS letters" on the 13th August, 1872. In 1875 the firm became known as Hénin & Cie and continued to operate until 1891. The maker's mark "a rosebud, the letters H & Cie and a star" was entered on 11th May 1875. The association of Vivier and Hénin started with the registration on 3rd July 1891. The maker's mark "a rosebud, the letters HV and a star". 7th August 1896. Hénin & Vivier in association with the silversmiths Apollo. Apollo was a firm of cutlery makers and goldsmiths, established in 1796. They were located at 31 Rue Pastourelle, Paris. In 1896 Hénin once again were known as Hénin et Cie.