A Magnificent 122pc. Antique Sterling Silver and Vermeil (Gold Plated Sterling Silver) Flatware Set by the World's Premier French Silversmith - Emile Puiforcat, Includes an Assortment of 5 Amazing Serving Pieces and 10 Original Puiforcat Storage Wraps (circa early 1900s - TOTAL LUXURY. In The Much Sought After "Consulat" Model, Each Stunning Piece in this Spectacular Set was Meticulously Made by Hand to the Highest of International Standards and Bears the Hallmark of Renowned French Silversmith "Puiforcat" - You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality. An Truly Spectacular Set, Outstanding Value for Money and A Very Sound Investment, Check the Per Piece Price at Your Local Puiforcat Boutique for 950 Sterling Silver and Vermeil Pieces of This Weight ($1,200 +/- for a Dinner Fork) - This is a RARE OPPORTUNITY. Privately Commissioned, this is Truly an Incredible Set, Magnificent Craftsmanship and Quality Traditionally Reserved for the Elite of the French Court, A Stunning Family Heirloom to be Enjoyed by the Entire Family for Generations and a Worthy Addition to the Family Estate, Includes a Gorgeous Assortment of 5 Serving Pieces. Imagine This Amazingly Beautiful Set on Your Dinner Table for Those Very, Very, Special Guests, A Breathtaking Example of the Luxury and Elegance Enjoyed by the Privileged Worldwide and No Monograms on any of the Pieces - VERY RARE. Domestic: Free shipping to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.Location: This item ships from France
In 1820, Jean-Baptist Fuchs and the Puiforcat brothers (Joseph-Marie and Emile) entered into a partnership to produce high quality silver products creating The House of Puiforcat - now owned by Hermes. Since inception the House of Puiforcat has been recognized as France's premier supplier of high quality sterling silver flatware and tableware products known for their elegant, traditional styling and legendary quality. This set dates from the early 1900s and is the much sought after "Consulat" Model. In the history of the arts of the table, "Consulat" flatware stands out as a central collection. It was created in the 18th century by silversmith François-Thomas Germain. The following century, another legend of silversmithing, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, prompted a renewed enthusiasm for its gentle curves and the stunning balance of its design. Since then, this model has known uninterrupted success on the most elegant tables.
These pieces are of unparalleled quality and workmanship, intricately crafted to the highest standards in sterling silver and vermeil (gold plated sterling silver) - definitely not for the "common folk". The set is in excellent condition and it seems that some of the pieces have never been used. Included are 10 original Puiforcat anti-tarnish storage wraps for easy storage. Each piece in this luxurious set bears the hallmark of Master French Silversmith Emile Puiforcat in addition to the French Government's Head of the Minerva - 1 Hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver; although before the 1930s the House of Puiforcat used 958 sterling silver in their flatware pieces. There are no monograms on any of the pieces. This set is of exceptional quality and craftsmanship (check the weights and measures below) and includes the following - all weights and measures approximate: 12 Dinner Knives - Stainless Steel Blades, 24.70 cm., 111 grams; 12 Dinner Forks, 20.70 cm., 90 grams; 12 Tablespoons, 20.80 cm., 92 grams; 12 Luncheon Knives with Stainless Steel Blades and Vermeil Handles, 20.50 cm., 57 grams; 12 Luncheon / Dessert Forks in Vermeil, 16.60 cm., 45 grams; 12 Luncheon / Dessert Spoons in Vermeil, 17.00 cm., 51 grams; 12 Fish Knivesm 20.70 cm., 76 grams; 12 Fish Forks, 17.80 cm., 53 grams; 12 Ice Cream Spoons in Vermeil, 13.80 cm., 35 grams; 9 Oyster Forks, 12.50 cm., 30 grams; 1 Large Salad Serving Spoon with Vermeil Bowl, 25.60 cm., 129 grams; 1 Large Salad Serving Fork with Vermeil Prongs, 25.60 cm., 126 grams; 1 Large Cheese Serving Knife with Stainless Steel Blade and Vermeil Handle, 26.50 cm., 131 grams; 1 Large Individual Tart / Ice Cream Server in Vermeil, 25.20 cm., 135 grams; 1 Butter Serving Knife, 13.50 cm., 28 grams; 10 Original Puiforcat Anti-Tarnish Storage Wraps.
High End Antique French 950 Sterling Silver and Vermeil Flatware (Gold and Silver), The Perfect Wealth Protection Investment in this Uncertain Economic Environment that can be Enjoyed by the Entire Family, Total Luxury at an Amazingly Low Price, Craftsmanship and Quality Typically Enjoyed by the Kings and Queens of Europe. Internationally Known Brand, Recognizable Quality, The Ultimate in Luxurious Living, The Essence of A Sophisticated Lifestyle, Puiforcat Elegance and Quality Traditionally Reserved for the French Elite, A Treasured Addition to the Family Estate, Direct From Hermes in Paris. Internationally Known Brand, Recognizable Quality, The Ultimate in Luxurious Living, The Essence of A Sophisticated Lifestyle, Puiforcat Elegance and Quality Traditionally Reserved for the French Elite, A Treasured Addition to the Family Estate, Direct From Hermes in Paris.
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