Puiforcat Cercle D'Argent

Puiforcat Cercle D'Argent

Ok, so this is WAY out of my price range, but I'm adding it because it's so fabulous and because the Director of Art de la Table at Hermes (owns Puiforcat) told me a fascinating story about this china. China used to be so precious that only royal courts would feast on china plates, and they banded these plates in silver or gold to protect them from chips. That's why most china today has a silver or gold band painted on -- a decorative vestige of the actual metal band. Cool.