Elegant antique French PUIFORCAT sterling silver 57pc flatware set in the timeless "Suffren" Laurel Garland pattern and kept in a layered oak storage chest! An elegant table service in 950/1000 sterling silver by the renowned French maker, Emile PUIFORCAT (from 1857) of 18 rue Chapon, PARIS.
Not quite complete though we're currently looking to find replacements for the three missing pieces. As of now, the set consists of twelve each in the larger dinner sized forks & spoons, twelve luncheon, dessert or entremet sized forks with eleven spoons of the same size and only ten of the smaller tea or coffee spoons. All in the 'Suffren' pattern. The total weight of this set is 112.8 troy ounces or 3508 grams (estimated from single piece weights). The elegant pattern used here gives a classical French Empire feel to the set, Puiforcat's own Suffren pattern with laurel garland around the monogrammed handles and acanthus accents. All pieces are marked with the post 1838 Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within those marks means they're all .950 silver (95% pure silver and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). Likely a Belle Epoque era service. Of course, we all know the PUIFORCAT name, long lauded for only the finest of the fine, maker to royalty and they continue to offer exquisite sterling silver under the current ownership of Hermes, Paris. A beautiful set, don't miss them.
Very good condition. Some light surface scuffs, indicative of light use and age. As noted above, there are three pieces keeping this from being a complete 60pc set but we're looking and will try to replace them. See pictures for all weights and measurements.
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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