Antique French sterling silver oyster fork set by Puiforcat in the sumptuous Louis XV pattern. The handles are richly decorate in fabulous Rococo styling, meticulously detailed in deep bas relief with C-scrolls and rocailles.Monogrammed en verso with interlaced initials JC or TC. Each fork is fully hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark used from 1838 to 1919, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than.
Bearing silversmith marks for the prestigious firm of Emile Puiforcat. In overall good condition with general wear. The set is complete and housed in the the original presentation box with charming blue satin lined interior. Forks measure 5 1/4 length. The box measures 12 1/4" x 6 5/8" and shows wear commensurate with age.
Founded in 1820 by brothers Emile and Joseph-Marie Puiforcat, the firm soon established itself as a purveyor of fine quality silver tableware in various royal households. Well established and celebrated by the 1920's, the firm was at the forefront in design. The era was ushered in by grandson Jean-Emile Puiforcat, who is noted as the most important silver craftsmen of the Art Deco period.Paris, between the two World Wars, was the center of the art world and the timing of his entry into the world of decorative arts was fortuitous, given his exceptional designs. The close attention to detail and design in Puiforcat silverware allows it to stand alone as a benchmark of quality and beauty. The Puiforcat firm is still in existence today, having been acquired by Hermes in 1993. Today, Puiforcat's period and Deco pieces are highly prized for their handcraftmanship and styling. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it.
Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item "12pc Antique French Sterling Silver PUIFORCAT Oyster Shell Fish Fork Set" is in sale since Monday, June 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.