Antique French sterling silver and vermeil grape shears by Puiforcat. They are beautifully detailed with bay leaf garlands, ribbons, bell-flowers, and acanthus leaves. One side is engraved with a script monogram. The blade is gilt over metal.
French sterling silver (.950) and vermeil; marked with the Minerve #1st titre mark and the maker's punch for Puiforcat
Measurements; 6 ½ long
Condition report; Very good, some wear to gilt on metal blades due to use. Minor loss of gilt on rests of scissors