Puiforcat/Debain French Sterling Silver Flatware Set 126 pc w/chests Art Nouveau
Head of Minerve 1 st titre for 950/1000 French Sterling Silver guarantee
Fabulous French Sterling Silver flatware 126 pc with fantastic decoration in the Art Nouveau style. This flatware is presented in three storage chests.
Two prestigious silversmiths for this flatware : Alphonse Debain and Emille Puiforcat. Each silversmith could have dozens of patterns available in every form, and maintain their availabilty during their entire professional career. When the business changed hands, his successor would very often keep many of the same patterns in production. This pattern was taken up by the Maison Puiforcat who was a successor. Circa 1880s Alphonse Debain Successors : Marischael, Henin, Puiforcat, Caron. 79 rue du Temple - Paris, he was active in march 19, 1884
Gold medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris with an ingenious asparagus grip, a novely.
Emile Puiforcat who has impressed his personality on the world of jewelry. 16 rue Chapon - Paris
The haute couture of the silversmith Since its inception Puiforcat has worked to produce only works exceptions, carefully shaped by craftsmen with the fingertips art to sublimate the material. With a glorious past, current choices demanding and daring, and a desire to retain the silverware at the highest level of quality.
Measures : 8"7 ( 22 cm ) 24 Dinner forks 8"5 ( 21.6 cm ) 24 Dinner spoons 9"6 ( 24.3 cm ) 24 Dinner knives with mother of pearl handles 7"5 ( 19 cm ) 18 Dessert/Entremet forks 7"5 ( 19 cm ) 18 Dessert/Entremet spoons 5"5 ( 13.9 cm ) 18 Tea/coffee spoons
Weight : 7477 grams Total weight with boxes : 12261 grams
The condition is very good for this set. Micro-scratches from normal use. A master silversmith made a complete cleaning and polishing. Quality, refinement, this fabulous set will grace your table and will delight your guests.