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An Amazing 241 pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Flatware Set by the World's Premier French Silversmith "Emile Puiforcat" - Current Owned by Hermes, Complete Service for 18 with 19 Magnificent Serving Pieces and Stunning 5-Drawer Storage Cabinet, Classic Vauban Model and No Monograms (circa 1900)The Magnificent Lockable 5-Drawer Storage Cabinet has been Beautifully Restored to its Original Luster, A Gorgeous Piece of Furniture and a Worthy Addition to the Family Estate - This is Truly a Masterpiece.  The House of Puiforcat Currently Owned by Hermes - Silversmith to the King and Queens of Europe was Patronized by King Louis Philippe, the House of Orléans, Napolean III and The Empress Eugenie, Elegance and Craftsmanship Unparalleled Today -  You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality. 

This set is in excellent condition and is of very high quality.  Each sterling silver piece 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 1930 Puiforcat used 958 silver in their flatware pieces.  There are no monograms on any of the pieces and no evidence that a monogram has been removed. The stunning 5-drawer storage cabinet is not the original cabinet custom made for the set as some of the places for the serving pieces do not match exactly.  Some of the gold plated silver blades on the elegant dessert knives with mother-of-pearl handles also contain the French government's "Old Man" hallmark certifying manufacturer between 1819 and 1838.  This set is of exceptional quality and craftsmanship (check the weights and measures below). It includes the following - all weights and measures approximate: 

18Dinner Knives24.80 cm.78 grams
18Dinner Forks20.70 cm.86 grams
12Tablespoons20.90 cm.93 grams
18Dessert / Luncheon Forks16.50 cm.48 grams
18Dessert  / Luncheon Spoons17.00 cm.47 grams
18Dessert Knives - Mother of Pearl Handles and Gold Plated Silver Blades19.80 cm. 
18Fish Knives21.70 cm.72 grams
18Fish Forks17.80 cm.55 grams
12Luncheon Knives20.50 cm.50 grams
12Dessert Knives - Sterling Silver Blades20.00 cm.61 grams
12Cake Forks14.20 cm.32 grams
12Oyster Forks12.30 cm.32 grams
12Individual Butter Knives13.20 cm.24 grams
12Tea / Coffee Spoons13.30 cm.27 grams
12Demitasse Spoons14.00 cm.16 grams
1Large Serving Spoon25.70 cm.139 grams
1Large Serving Fork25.80 cm.127 grams
1Large Salad Serving Fork26.00 cm.126 grams
1Large Salad Serving Spoon26.00 cm.130 grams
1Large Cake / Pie Server24.70 cm.144 grams
1Large Individual Tart Server25.00 cm.138 grams
1Large Pie Serving Knife26.00 cm.137 grams
2Large Sauce / Gravy Ladles17.70 cm.111 grams
1Cheese Serving Knife20.00 cm.59 grams
1Dessert Serving Knife20.00 cm.57 grams
2Dessert "Tossing" Forks16.20 cm.63 grams
2Dessert Serving Spoons16.20 cm.67 grams
1Bonbon  Serving Spoon13.20 cm.44 grams
1Small Tart Server13.50 cm.44 grams
1Small Dessert Serving Knife16.70 cm.38 grams
1Small Dessert Serving Fork14.00 cm.29 grams

Each Stunning Piece in this Spectacular Set was Made by Hand to the Highest International Standards of Quality and Luxury and Bears the Hallmark of Internationally Known French Silversmith "Puiforcat" - Currently Owned by Hermes, Meant for the Discerning Household.  Internationally Known Brand, Recognizable Quality, The Ultimate in Luxurious Living and a Valued Addition to any Stately Home, A Stunning Example of the Elegance and Sophistication of Original French 950 Sterling Silver by one of the Worlds Best "Puiforcat". 

Reserve: $28,000.00

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    Estimate $34,000 - $41,000Jun 25
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