Antique Belle Epoque era French sterling silver clamp handles to hold the bone of lamb cutlet or pork chop (manche a gigot). Set for 12, all housed in the original presentation box. The sterling handles feature an elegant design of stylized acanthus leaves. The tulip-shaped clamps and screws tests as silver. Bearing the maker's mark of renowned Parisian silversmith Emile Puiforcat. Hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, in use from 1838, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her denoting a silver content of .950/1000 (of 95% silver and a higher grade of finesse than the .925 standard for sterling silver). Measures 4" length. Total silver weight is 281.5g. Box measures 11 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 1 3/4" height. The set is in overall good antique condition. The presentation box shows wear commensurate with age and use, the box does not close flush as the front clasp is broken as shown.