Antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver egg cup and matching spoon breakfast set by the prestigious silversmith firm Puiforcat. In the pattern Suffren, the set features Louis XVI styling with elegant laurel leaf borders. Enhanced with a gold vermeil interior and bowl.
Both pieces bear an engraved monogram of initials JG. The set is housed in the original presentation box. In overall good condition with general wear. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark.
In use from 1838, the mark depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of. 950/1000 silver 95% silver and a higher grade of finesse than the standard. Bearing maker's marks of the House of PUIFORCAT (Emile Puiforcat), one of the most world-renowned French silversmiths. Egg cup measures 3 7/8 diameter at the base, stands 1 7/8 height, with a 1 9/16 diameter opening.
Total silver weight is 118.4 grams. Box measures 6 square x 2 3/4 height.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.
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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 "Puiforcat French Sterling Silver Egg Cup & Spoon Breakfast Set" is in sale since Wednesday, May 20, 2020. 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.