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Puiforcat (Hermes) - 168pc. Antique French Sterling Silver Flatware Set (Vauban) Model + Storage Trays.

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Direct from Paris, a Magnificent 168pc. Antique French Sterling Silver Flatware Set (Vauban) Model by Frances Premier Silversmith “Puiforcat”, currently owned by Hermes. The history of French silver-smithing is rich and diverse, with numerous artisans and firms that have contributed to its enduring legacy. Among these, Puiforcat stands as a testament to the craftsmanship and artistry that has defined this industry for generations. Established in the early 19th century by Emile Puiforcat, the firm has consistently represented the pinnacle of French silver-work. Puiforcat quickly established a reputation for artistic innovation. Emile Puiforcat's meticulous attention to detail and his commitment to excellence pushed the boundaries of what could be achieved with silver. He introduced innovative designs that blended classicism with modernity, which appealed to the evolving tastes of the 19th-century clientele.

Puiforcat's quality and artistry soon attracted the attention of the French aristocracy. The company received royal commissions from the court of King Louis-Philippe, cementing its status as a premier silversmith.  In addition to its domestic success, Puiforcat achieved international recognition. It exhibited at various world fairs, including the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900 and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. These exhibitions showcased the brand's exceptional craftsmanship to a global audience.

The exceptional quality and craftsmanship of Puiforcat's silver-work have been acknowledged through numerous awards and honors.  At the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1889, Puiforcat was awarded a gold medal for its outstanding silver creations. This recognition affirmed the company's place at the forefront of French silver-smithing.

In 1993, the house of Puiforcat became a part of the Hermès Group, a move that further elevated its status in the world of luxury craftsmanship. Hermès, renowned for its commitment to artisanship and fine materials, was a natural fit for Puiforcat. Under the ownership of Hermès, Puiforcat has continued to thrive and innovate, maintaining its reputation as a premier silver-smithing brand. In recognition of the exceptional collaboration between Puiforcat and Hermès, the brand received the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris in 1994. This award celebrated the excellence in design and craftsmanship that the union of these two iconic brands had brought forth.

The history of Puiforcat is a testament to the enduring legacy of French silver-smithing. From its founding in the 19th century to its current association with the Hermès Group, Puiforcat has consistently represented the pinnacle of silver craftsmanship. The brand's accomplishments and awards, from its royal commissions to international recognition, showcase its unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. The collaboration with Hermès has further elevated Puiforcat's position in the world of luxury craftsmanship, ensuring that its legacy continues to shine brightly. As Puiforcat continues to innovate and create exquisite silverware, it upholds the traditions and values that have made it a symbol of excellence in the art of silver-smithing.  This 168 piece flatware set is a stunning example of the quality and craftsmanship for which the firm is internationally known.  Each pieces is stamped with the French Government’s Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, in addition to the Puiforcat manufacturer’s sterling silver hallmark.  The set contains the following (all weights and measures approximate):

24 Dinner Knives 24.50 cm. 97 grams
12 Dinner Forks 20.60 cm. 92 grams
12 Tablespoons 20.80 cm. 94 grams
12 Luncheon Knives 20.20 cm. 48 grams
13 Luncheon / Dessert Forks 16.50 cm. 47 grams
13 Luncheon / Dessert Spoons 17.00 cm. 51 grams
12 Dessert Knives 20.00 cm. 68 grams
12 Fish Knives 20.80 cm. 79 grams
12 Fish Forks 17.80 cm. 57 grams
12 Ice Cream Spoons 13.80 cm. 33 grams
13 Coffee Spoons 10.20 cm. 15 grams
12 Teaspoons 12.20 cm. 24 grams
1 Cheese Serving Knife 19.80 cm. 54 grams
1 Large Salad Serving Spoon 25.80 cm. 121 grams
1 Large Salad Serving Fork 25.80 cm. 117 grams
1 Large Serving Spoon 25.80 cm. 132 grams
1 Large Serving Fork 25.80 cm. 120 grams
1 Large Fish Serving Knife 26.00 cm. 134 grams
1 Large Fish Serving Fork 22.00 cm. 120 grams
2 Sauce Serving Ladles 18.00 cm. 108 grams

Puiforcat (Hermes) - 168pc. Antique French Sterling Silver Flatware Set (Vauban) Model + Storage Trays.
$34,922.00 CAD
$34,922.00 CAD

Puiforcat (Hermes) - 168pc. Antique French Sterling Silver Flatware Set (Vauban) Model + Storage Trays.

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