• Important Silver and Objects o auction at Christies

    Sale 2209

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu Including the Inventory of Marks Antiques of London

    22 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 52

    A FRENCH SILVER-GILT SUPPER SERVICE

    MARK OF PUIFORCAT, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH SILVER-GILT SUPPER SERVICE
    MARK OF PUIFORCAT, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY
    In the Empire taste, comprising a circular stand fitted with four segmented covered dishes centering a circular dish, the borders with stylized foliage and the covers applied with seated hounds, marked on bases, covers, nuts, and finials; dishes and stand also engraved Puiforcat Paris
    16½ in. (42.2 cm.) diameter; 197 oz. (6,129 gr.)


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    This supper service is based on a silver-gilt service commissioned by Napoleon as an official gift to Jean Bernadotte, marshal of France and later King of Sweden. The original service was made by Biennais and was subsequently acquired by the Puiforcat Collection, now at the Louvre.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF MRS. PATRICIA M. KLUGE