Antique French sterling silver sugar sifter spoon by the prestigious firm of Emile Puiforcat, In the highly sought after LOUVECIENNES pattern. First created under the reign of Louis XVI in 1781 by Odiot, this ornate pattern ‘Louveciennes’ is decorated with a garland of laurel leaves framing shell and acanthus motifs. The pierced bowl patterned with intricate stylized floral forms. To the back of the handle is a finely detailed applied armorial medallion, heraldry or familial crest with royal crown top. Featuring a comte’s crown surmounting a coat of arms flanked by lion supporters. In overall good condition. Measures 8 ¼” length x 2 ½” diameter bowl. Weighs 102.1 grams. Bearing a maker's mark of renowned Parisian silversmith Emile PUIFORCAT and likely commissioned for the House of Odiot. 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 (95% pure silver and higher than the standard .925 for sterling silver).