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Lot 573: A FRENCH PARCEL-GILT SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SET WITH SIMILAR TRAY, PUIFORCAT, PARIS, CIRCA 1945-50 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: comprising a Teapot, Coffee Pot, Creamer, Sugar Bowl and two-handled rosewood Tray with plated handles, the pots with gilt lettering THE and CAFE inside the base of the handles
wood tray with some scratches, the two pots with some minor warping to base of wood handles, overall good condition
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Provenance: This set was purchased from Puiforcat, 131 Bd. Haussman, Paris, in June 1950.
Dimensions: height of pots 5 1/2 in., length of tray 20 1/2 in.
Literature: This model is illustrated with a different tray in Francoise de Bonneville, Jean Puiforcat, 1986, pp. 135, 139.