Antique French PUIFORCAT Sterling Silver 4pc Open Salt Set, Orig. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. Elegant antique French PUIFORCAT hallmarked sterling silver 4pc open or master salt set with original matching spoons and all in the original fitted storage and/or presentation box! One salt missing its inner glass liner but three remain perfectly usable. Each with a lovely foliage decoration and sinuous Art Nouveau style tendrils winding throughout. All bear the post-1878 French Minerve or Minerva hallmarks, even the spoons. The tiny number 1 within those marks means theyre all in. 950 silver 95% pure so higher than the. 925 standard for sterling silver. The silversmith marks are, of course, for the world renowned House of Puiforcat (EP for Emile Puiforcat) and date to the late 1800s. Known for the finest of finery, Puiforcat is one of only a handful of French silversmiths that have attained worldwide name recognition for their long lauded history and reputation for timeless patterns and unrivaled craftsmanship. Now owned by Hermes, also a name known for opulence. Founded in Paris in 1820 by Emile Puiforcat and his two cousins. The House of Puiforcat’s renown owed to Jean Puiforcat, from the fourth generation of the family, whose efforts resulted in the most beautiful pages of its history almost a century later that would establish the company in the avant-garde of modern silverwork. Driven by his father, louis-Victor Puiforcat, the company began evolving towards the high-end of the silversmiths trade in the late nineteenth century, recreating eighteenth-century masterpieces from his collection that are now exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris. We have a host of superb antique French sterling silver pieces, sets and treasures so, be sure to browse a bit while you’re with us. As noted above, there is one glass insert or liner that is missing and there are a few small rim chips on those that remain but no larger chips or cracks. A tiny dimple or two to the silver salts and some age tarnish visible in spots. The box does show signs of its age but is fully intact and has a gilt embossed LC monogram on the lid, there is also a retailer stamp on the inside of the lid lining that reads Ad. Mansard & Fils, Fabricants, Bijoutier, Joaillier, Place Bambetta 14 & R. Porte Dijeaux 115, Bordeaux. See pictures for all measurements. We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item “Antique French PUIFORCAT Sterling Silver 4pc Open Salt Set, Orig. Box & Spoons” is in sale since Friday, November 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt Cellars”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Salt Cellars