23 June 1999
A French silver table-service and matching dishes
maker's mark of Puiforcat, Paris, circa 1930
The table service with moulded edges and scroll terminals, the forks with three prongs, the knives with octagonal handles, comprising
Two serving spoons
A pair of asparagus-tongs
Eighteen table-knives with steel blades
Eighteen cheese-knives with steel blades
fully marked, the knives blades stamped 'PUIFORCAT'
The plain dishes with reeded border, comprising
A second-course dish
Two small square dishes
A sauceboat, on square stand and with detachable, silver-plated liner
fully marked and stamped 'PUIFORCAT'
The meat-dish 17in. (45cm.) long
533ozs. (15,120gr.) (163)
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Please note that there are twelve cheese-knives, and not eighteen as stated in the catalogue. The asparagus tongs is in fact a server.
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