What a delight to find that this beautiful old set of faience bowls are actually from one of France's highest regarded silversmith firms, Puiforcat. Yes, the bowls are ceramic, but have a generous rim of fine old French sterling silver and that silver bears the mark of Puiforcat. Puiforcat is now owned by HERMES, which gives you an idea of where these fit in the design and prestige luxury market. Each one is hand painted as well - a delightful addition to your table, whether as finger bowls, fruit or dessert service bowls. These date early 1900s but are from patterns 10 18th century Chan-Tong from China. The porcelain company making the bowls for Puiforcat is Raynaud & Co., Limoges, also a highly lauded company. They're dessert or fruit bowls or finger bowls, just a tad under 5" diameters and 1.5" deep.
Very good to excellent condition, a set of 6 without chips or cracks or hairlines and the silver rims are also without damage. Presenting if finest form, a delightful set from Raynaud & Co., Limoges, France and Puiforcat silversmiths, Paris. They each bear the Puiforcat poincon or diamond-shaped losing punch, and also the Minerve profile, guarantee of .950/1000 pure silver, the finest in the world.
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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