An antique asparagus tong or server by Puiforcat in sterling silver. The hinged cuff or pince à asperges offers Puiforcat perfection with a warm patina acquired over time. A superb gift for the person that has almost everything from one of the most respected French silversmiths.
The tong features cross ribbon borders and a raised simple border echoing the shape . Monogrammed with a “D” interlaced with scroll work. In very good to excellent condition.
French sterling silver Circa 1900, marked for .950 silver as denoted by the Minerva 1st. Titre mark. The maker’s punch is for Emile Puiforcat.
Measurements; 3 ½” high 4” wide at widest point; 144 grams total weight
Condition report; very good to excellent
1857: Emile Puiforcat, along with his cousin Jean-Baptiste Fuchs, registered the hallmark: diamond-shaped with, a pocket knife in profile, flanked on each side with the initials E and P. 1993: Puiforcat joined the Hermes group