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  • Title: AUCOC / PUIFORCAT 6pc FRENCH LOUIS XVI 950 STERLING SILVER TEA SET + SERVING TRAY, 1850-1899 - MUSEUM QUALITY !
  • Description:

    Direct from a Chateau Near Paris, A Stunning 6pc. Louis XVI Sterling Silver Tea Set by Two of France's Premier Silversmiths, Puiforcat (currently owned by Hermes) and Andre Aucoc "Silversmith to the Kings and Queens of Europe" Includes  6 Anti-Tarnish Storage Wraps for Easy Storage,  Circa 1890s.  Privately Commissioned, Each Individual Piece in this Amazingly Beautiful Set has been Hand Crafted in 950 Sterling Silver to the Highest of International Standards, Internationally Known Brand, Recognizable Quality, The Ultimate in Luxurious Living.  Recognizable Quality, The Essence of A Sophisticated Lifestyle,  19th Century French Elegance and Quality Traditionally Reserved for the French Elite, You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality - AND NO MONOGRAMS. 

    The Aucoc firm was founded in 1821 by Casimir Aucoc and in 1835 relocated to the prestigious Rue de la Paix in Paris. The firm regularly collaborated with Christofle and Bon-Taburet, one of the most innovative goldsmiths from the late 19th century and early 20th century.  Known for their unique and luxurious styles and craftsmanship the firm received numerous medals of recognition from several international exhibitions.  Notable clients included King Louis-Phillippe of France, the Duke of Orleans, Napoleon III and his wife Princess Eugenie as well as Queen Victoria of England.

    The massive teapot measures approximately 37.00 cm. in height to the top of the lid, roughly 30.00 cm. across from the tip of the spout to the end of the handle and weights an astounding 2,414 grams.  It is stamped A. Aucoc on the underside and bears  the French government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, as well as the A. Aucoc manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. 

    The amazing coffee pot measures approximately 25.00 cm. in height to the top of the lid, roughly 20.00 cm. across from the tip of the spout to the end of the handle and weights a stunning 1,119 grams.  It is stamped A. Aucoc on the underside and bears  the French government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, as well as the A. Aucoc manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. 

    The elegant hot chocolate server measures approximately 22.00 cm. in height to the top of the lid, roughly 22.00 cm. across to the tip of the handle and weights 956 grams.  It is stamped A. Aucoc on the underside and bears  the French government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, as well as the A. Aucoc manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. 

    The magnificent sugar bowl with gold plated (vermeil) interior  measures approximately 16.00 cm. in height to the top of the lid, roughly 17.00 cm. across to the tips of the handles, and weights 761 grams.  It is stamped A. Aucoc on the underside and bears  the French government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, as well as the A. Aucoc manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

    The dainty cream pitcher with vermeil (gold plated interior) measures approximately 8.00 cm. in height to the top of the handle, roughly 14.00 cm. across from the end of the handle to the tip of the spout and weights 260 grams.  It is stamped A. Aucoc on the underside and bears  the French government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, as well as the A. Aucoc manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

    The magnificent serving tray measures approximately 63.00 cm. in length to the tips of the handles, roughly 43.50 cm. across at it widest point and weights over 3,400 grams. It is stamped "Puiforcat Paris" on the underside and bears  the French government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, as well as the Puiforcat manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It is in excellent condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

  • Maker/Designer: Aucoc, Puiforcat
  • Origin: France
  • Date/Period:19th Century
  • Silver Purity:950 Sterling
  • Size:6 pcs.
  • Hallmarks:Minerva 1
  • Additional Info:

    Reserve: $24,599.00

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  • Condition

    Excellent

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    • 15%

    AUCOC / PUIFORCAT 6pc FRENCH LOUIS XVI 950 STERLING

    Estimate $30,000 - $36,000Nov 19, 2019
    Starting Bid $17,000
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