C1880 PUIFORCAT Paris 950 Silver Cream Jug

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Made by the most eminent French silversmith firm of the late 19th and the 20th centuries, this graceful creamer is 950 silver, so  higher standard than sterling. Emile Puiforcat founded the form in 1820. By thee end of the 19th century the firm had cemented its place at the apex of French silversmithing, and in the second quarter of the 20th century, Puiforcat was to gain even more prestige with  Jean Puiforcat one of the leading lights of the style of the day, known to  us, since 1966, as Art Deco'. (Named in honour of the 1926 Exposition internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes)

The NGV has several examples of Puiforcat silver.

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