to Puiforcat cutlery in sterling silver 930. It is difficult to find more noble and individual eating tools, except maybe Puiforcat cutlery with an additional surface refining, gilded or polished with the agate stone.
Puiforcat from Paris clearly let reveal the marks of their spiritual fathers. Two members of the family Puiforcat have particularly are especially prominent: Louis-Victor and his son Jean. The first is characterized by his extensive knowledge in historical cutleries and orientated his sketches on historical pattern.
is visible in the fine elaboration of the details of these cutleries, the fine elaboration of the mask with Molière Mascaron, for example, or the luxurious engravings of the pattern Élysée. In the twenties years of the last century his son Jean coined the style of the brand: just returned of his journeys to South America and Central America with lively artistic impressions, he joined these with the Art Decó which just came into vogue in Europe . The result was a striking individual transformation of this style which characterized many cutlery series from this studio of this time. Until nowadays these pattern are unparalleled.
a very high silver portion, 930/000 sterling silver, also permits the finest elaboration that of the details of the designs. All knife blades of Puiforcat are adapted to the respective model in an artistic manner, and also the backs of the fork and spoons are detailed ornamented exactly and uncompromisingly just as the visible front. This absolutely indisputable quality makes cutlery in sterling of Puiforcat an institution which you can find in the most precious palaces of the world.
a piece of this cutlery in his hands and who had seen with how much attention to the detail a cutlery part is developed by the hands of the masters of Puiforcat, understands why this is the most famous silver cutlery of the world.
Silver is the first metal of which cutleries were made of and the material has the reputation to possess bactericidal qualities. A sterling cutlery of massive silver is even after decades an object of great value. Depending on the execution real silver objects are not made out of pure silver, but material silver (Ag) are mixed with copper (Cu). The proportionate mass of this alloy is specified in thousandth. So the 800th silver contains 80% of silver and 20% of copper, the 925th silver – also called sterling silver – 7.5% of copper and so on. Therefore, the color of the silver also differs slightly, depending to the percentage of copper in the alloy. Mainly for optical reasons massive silver is galvanized often with a layer of pure silver. Silver is marked with the punch which refers to the punch law of the country of origin. In Germany the imperial crown and the half moon has to be beside the brand of the manufacturer together with the thousandth number as a token for the real silver. In France, however, the head of Minerva in an octagon beside the punch of the manufacture is the juridically correct sign.
Hallmark Sterling Silver Puiforcat
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