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Fine French Puiforcat First Standard .950 Silver Ebony Coffee & Tea Service

Fine French Puiforcat First Standard .950 Silver Ebony Coffee & Tea Service

This fine French tea and coffee service, by the renowned Parisian firm Puiforcat, c. 1920, has a refined decorative form that easily mixes with traditional or contemporary décor. Each piece is exquisitely monogrammed matching the beautiful art deco style with nicely carved ebony wooden handles. Marks: PUIFORCAT, (Minerva), (E-baton-P)

This set consists of: hot water samovar 18 inches in height, chocolate pot 9 and 1/2 inches in height, tea pot 8 inches in height, coffee pot 9 inches in height, cream jug 4 inches in height, covered sugar bowl 6 inches in height, waste bowl 3 and 1/4 inches, and original matching silver plated tray 28 and 1/2 inches handle to handle.

This set weighs 230 t oz. without the tray. 

It is important to note French tea sets were typically made with silver plated trays.  The tray with a shaped reeded and scrolled, stepped border, flanked by scrolled acanthus and architectural handles, monogrammed to center.