French silver manufacture in a moderate prize range. Puiforcat cutlery in silver plated just as in sterling silver benefit from the immense experience of the luxury silversmith which reaches back to the beginning of the 19th century.
design characterize these cutlery collections: Processed in silver plated on an german silver core, a mixture of copper, nickel and zinc which is extremely strong but so soft at the same time that every smallest detail can be worked out.
pattern with three pronged forks which point to Jean Puiforcat inspired by the Art Deco who led this silversmith company in the beginnings of the twentieth century. Quite unusual models as reproductions of old cutleries are the creations of his father Louis-Victor, who owned a very extensive collection in historical cutleries. Detailed and very unusual creations are penned by him.
also in these series the knife blades especially designed and forged to every single model. And not only for the expert these cutleries are a real precious objects. With Puiforcat cutlery in silver plated you hold an original piece of French dining culture in your hands.
Silvered objects do not differ optically from massively silver ones. The silver plating is a galvanised surface which is applied on a core from base material like steel, alpaca (German silver) or bronze. Steel is used especially for cutlery from great serial productions which can be produced cost-efficient. We find bronze particularly with candelabras and hollowware, while German silver with high-quality silver plated cutlery. Alpaca is an alloy of copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and zinc (Zn) and with his qualities similar to pure silver (Ag). Luxurious decors can be exact executed with this base material. The surface is galvanised with silver which quality is given in gramme per 12 table forks and table spoons - which are accepted with 24 dm². Then there occur names as 90, 100, 150, 180, with or without other additions. This designation mainly is use in Germany, objects of other origin have another - or none - name of the silver layer.
Hallmark Silverplated Puiforcat
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