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Puiforcat (Hermes) - 246pc 950 Sterling Silver & Vermeil Flatware Set + Chest !

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The worlds of luxury and craftsmanship often intersect in fascinating ways, exemplifying the pursuit of perfection through design and skill. Two iconic brands that embody this union of artistry and elegance are Puiforcat, the French silversmith, and Hermès, the esteemed fashion house. Despite their distinct histories and expertise, both brands share a common thread of dedication to craftsmanship, quality, and timeless design. The House of Puiforcat (now owned by Hermes) was founded in 1820 by Emile Puiforcat, a visionary silversmith who sought to redefine traditional craftsmanship with a modern perspective. The brand quickly gained recognition for its commitment to exceptional quality and its avant-garde designs that pushed the boundaries of silversmithing. In its early years, Puiforcat became a favored choice for French aristocracy and European nobility, solidifying its reputation as a leading silverware manufacturer. Hermès, a name synonymous with luxury, began its journey in 1837 as a harness workshop in Paris. Founded by Thierry Hermès, the brand initially focused on crafting high-quality leather goods, primarily for horse riders. Over the years, Hermès expanded its offerings and ventured into the world of luxury fashion, establishing itself as one of the most prestigious names in the industry. What sets Hermès apart is its unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and its dedication to the creation of enduring, exquisite pieces. The relationship between Puiforcat (Hermès) and its artisans is a testament to the brand's commitment to excellence. While Puiforcat and Hermès operate in distinct domains—silversmithing and fashion—both brands share a deep-rooted commitment to traditional craftsmanship and quality. This commitment extends not only to the materials used but also to the expertise of the artisans who transform these materials into exceptional creations. The stories of Puiforcat and Hermès, though distinct in their origins and crafts, converge in their shared commitment to craftsmanship, tradition, and timeless design. The legacies of these two iconic brands are not just tales of luxury but narratives of artistry, dedication, and a pursuit of perfection. Puiforcat's innovative silversmithing and Hermès's enduring leather craftsmanship stand as beacons of excellence in their respective fields. Together, they remind us that true luxury is not just about wealth or opulence but is a manifestation of the enduring connection between art and craftsmanship. Puiforcat and Hermès have built bridges between the past, present, and future, reminding us that true luxury is, at its core, an enduring commitment to the timeless beauty of exceptional craftsmanship. This is an amazing set in excellent condition. Each of the sterling silver and vermeil pieces contains the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark as well and the Puiforcat sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark. The Mother-of-Pearl handled luncheon knives and dessert knives with silver blades and the Noble Family Crest engraved on the handles are from a different manufacturer. This amazing set is a stunning example of the luxury and elegance of 19th century France and is of exceptional quality (check the weights and measures below) and is in excellent condition. It includes the following - all weights and measures approximate: 24 Dinner Knives 24.50 cm. 89 grams 24 Dinner Forks 21.00 cm. 96 grams 12 Tablespoons 21.00 cm. 105 grams 12 Luncheon Knives with Vermeil Handles and Stainless Steel Blades 20.00 cm. 55 grams 12 Vermeil Luncheon Forks 17.00 cm. 49 grams 12 Vermeil Dessert Knives with Vermeil Blades 20.00 cm. 65 grams 12 Vermeil Dessert Forks 17.00 cm. 49 grams 12 Vermeil Luncheon / Dessert Spoons 17.00 cm. 54 grams 18 Mother-of-Pearl Handle Dessert Knives, Silver Blades 19.50 cm. 44 grams 18 Mother-of-Pearl Handle Luncheon Knives, Stainless Steel Blades 20.00 cm. 45 grams 12 Fish Forks 17.50 cm. 67 grams 12 Fish Knives 20.50 cm. 84 grams 12 Vermeil Teaspoons 12.00 cm. 30 grams 12 Vermeil Ice Cream Spoons 13.50 cm. 36 grams 12 Crab Claw / Lobster Piks 18.50 cm. 44 grams 12 Oyster Forks 12.20 cm. 34 grams 2 Gravy / Sauce Serving Ladles 17.50 cm. 113 grams 1 Large Salad Serving Fork, Vermeil Prongs 26.00 cm. 141 grams 1 Large Salad Serving Spoon, Vermeil Bowl 26.00 cm. 148 grams 1 Vermeil Ice Cream Server 25.00 cm. 153 grams 1 Vermeil Sauce Serving Ladle 25.00 cm. 165 grams 1 Large Fish Serving Fork 22.00 cm. 134 grams 1 Dessert Serving Fork 16.30 cm. 61 grams 1 Dessert Serving Spoon 16.50 cm. 72 grams 2 Butter / Cheese Serving Knives with Vermeil Handles 20.00 cm. 60 grams 1 Large Serving Fork 26.00 cm. 139 grams 1 Large Serving Spoon 26.00 cm. 145 grams 1 Small Individual Tart Server 13.20 cm. 46 grams 1 Small Butter Knife 16.00 cm. 44 grams 1 Small Olive Serving Spoon 14.30 cm. 47 grams 1 Small "bonbon" Serving Fork 14.00 cm. 37 grams 1 Large Dessert Serving Scoop 22.50 cm. 137 grams
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