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A French silver-gilt casket with diamond-set emblem of Saudi Arabia, Puiforcat, Paris, late 20th century
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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768
A French silver-gilt casket with diamond-set emblem of Saudi Arabia, Puiforcat, Paris, late 20th century
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A French silver-gilt casket with diamond-set emblem of Saudi Arabia, Puiforcat, Paris, late 20th century
in French Empire style, the hinged cover applied with the diamond-set Swords and Palm Tree of Saudi Arabia, with flat-chased and matted borders of palmettes and flowerheads, velvet-lined
marked on body and cover rim with maker’s mark and French Export mark, signed in italics on the base rim Puiforcat pour Bry et Cie
length 11 1/2 in.
29.3 cm
122 oz gross
3794 g
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Catalogue Note

The flat-chased decoration follows a pattern used by Martin-Guillaume Biennais on a four-piece lunch set at the Musée du Louvre, 1958 cat. no. 290, pl. LXIV.

Rene Bry opened his workshops in 1937 in Rue St. Anne and later moved to Avenue de L’Opera. In 1944, he opened a shop at 15 Rue de la Paix, selling high end jewelry including their gerbe de blé line. The business continues today.

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