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Silverplate Duck Press

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Item Details

  • Width:
    12 1/8 Inches
  • Height:
    17 1/2 Inches
  • Depth:
    10 1/8 Inches
A duck press was a permanent fixture in every respectable Parisian kitchen and was considered a necessary tool of French haute cuisine. This wonderful example is exceptionally large and finely crafted, and would have been found only in the most exclusive establishments. Pressed duck is a French specialty in which the legs and breast are removed from a medium rare roasted duck, and the remainder of the bird is compressed in a duck press to extract the juices. These juices are mixed with wine, butter, peppercorns and truffles, then flamed with cognac to produce a delectable sauce which is served over the breast and legs. In finer restaurants, the canardier would perform the extraction and flambeau right at the dinner table. An antique example such as this, with its elegant appearance and superior construction of silver-plated brass and copper, is even more scarce and highly sought after by those with a most discerning palette.

Circa 1900

12 1/8" wide x 10 1/8" deep x 17 1/2" high  

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