Elegant antique French Puiforcat hallmarked sterling silver egg cup or server with ornate Art Nouveau style raised floral & foliate decoration and what appears to be an interlaced "LC" monogram! PUIFORCAT, the pinnacle of French silver really and among a handful of names that are recognizable the world over. A long, lauded history of only the finest of the fine and silversmiths to royalty over the years. Now owned by Hermes of Paris, a name & reputation that also needs no explanation. All pieces bear the post 1878 French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within those marks means they're in .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for 'sterling' silver). The silversmith marks are, of course, for world renowned House of Puiforcat (EP, Emile Puiforcat), Paris circa early 1880-1920 on this one surely.
Very good condition. Very slightly out of perfect round, as you can see from the top/bottom pictures. Some slight wear to the gold plated or 'vermeil' interior. See pictures for all measurements and weight.