Direct from Paris, A Magnificent Privately Commissioned Louis XVI 250pc. Sterling Silver and Vermeil 19th Century Flatware Set by Three of France's Top International Silversmiths - Puiforcat (Currently Owned by Hermes), Hippolyte Thomas and Bassot & Fils. Service for 24 with an Astounding 28 Serving Pieces and the Original 5 Layered Storage Chest - circa 1850s. Each Piece in this Spectacular Set has Been Hand Crafted to the Highest of International Standards, An Ultra Luxurious Addition to Any Finely Set Table, Stately French 19th Century Elegance and Style Traditionally Reserved for the French Aristocracy. Internationally Known Brands, Recognizable Quality and Workmanship, Puiforcat 950 Sterling Silver the Essence of A Sophisticated Lifestyle and A Treasured Family Heirloom for Generations to Come, Invest in Your Family's Future, You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality. Puiforcat (Currently Owned by Hermes) The World's Undisputed Leading Manufacturer of Fine Sterling Silver and Vermeil Flatware Sets, This is an Absolutely Stunning Set in Relatively Good Condition, A True Family Heirloom for Generations - Includes a Stunning Assortment of 28 Serving Pieces, You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality. A Rare Opportunity to Purchase a Stunning, One of a Kind Sterling Silver and Vermeil Flatware Set by Three of France's Premier Silversmiths: One Pattern, 3 Expert Craftsmen; Puiforcat Currently Owned by Hermes, Hippolyte Thomas and Bassot & Fils. - Luxury and Elegance Traditionally Enjoyed by the Kings and Queens of Europe, Includes the Original 5-Tiered Storage Chest. The House of Puiforcat is currently owned by Hermes and is located at 48 Avenue Gabriel in the 8th arrondissment here in Paris. This amazing set is a stunning example of the luxury and quality exemplified by the Puiforcat (Hermes) brand. Hippolyte Thomas operated here in Paris at 11 rue du Renard Saint Sauveur in the 2nd arrondissement and at 9 rue des Enfants-Rouge in the 3rd between 1845 and 1855. The set is in relatively good condition, given its age, although there is some wearing on some of knife handles and the storage chest needs to be refurbished or replaced, but it still functionable and the set has been price accordingly to ensure excellent value. The set includes the following - all weights and measures approximate: 24 Dinner Knives with Stainless steel Blades 20.20 cm. 79 grams 24 Dinner Forks 20.80 cm. 87 grams 18 Extra Dinner Forks 20.80 cm. 87 grams 24 Tablespoons 21.10 cm. 90 grams 24 Dessert Knives in Vermeil with Vermeil Blades 19.70 cm. 52 grams 18 Dessert / Luncheon Forks in Vermeil 18.00 cm. 55 grams 30 Dessert / Luncheon Spoons in Vermeil 18.50 cm. 53 grams 24 Teaspoons in Vermeil 14.20 cm. 24 grams 24 Luncheon Knives with Vermeil Handle and Stainless Steel Blade. 20.00 cm. 50 grams 12 Oyster Forks 14.80 cm. 31 grams 10 Small Salt serving Spoons 8.80 cm. 9 grams 1 Large Meat Serving Knife 33.00 cm. 134 grams 1 Large Meat Serving Fork 28.50 cm. 184 grams 1 Large Salad Serving Spoon 28.00 cm. 76 grams 1 Large Salad Serving Fork 28.20 cm. 67 grams 1 Ice Cream Server in Vermeil 24.50 cm. 118 grams 2 Berry Serving Spoons in Vermeil 20.70 cm. 70 grams 2 Dessert Serving Spoons in Vermeil 20.50 cm. 61 grams 1 Small Dessert Serving Fork 19.00 cm. 48 grams 1 Small Dessert Serving Spoon 19.20 cm. 58 grams 1 Small "bonbon" Server 20.20 cm. 58 grams 1 Small "bonbon" Serving Knife 20.20 cm. 56 grams 2 Paris of Sugar Tongs 14.00 cm, 74 grams 1 Large Cake / Pie Serving Knife with Sterling Silver Blade 32.30 cm. 174 grams 1 Large Asparagus Server 25.50 cm. 209 grams 1 Large Soup / Stew Serving Ladle 33.00 cm. 250 gramsDomestic: 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
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