12 Silver-plated coffee spoons 'Rubans Croisés' with Christofle silver mark, France, 20th century, style Louis XVI
Christofle is a manufacturer of fine silver cutlery and home accessories, located in France, since 1830.
Artists and designers such as the famous Parisian silversmith Antoine Perrin, Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, Gio Ponti, Andree Putman, Martin Szelkely made creations for Christofle.
Christofle was founded in 1830 by jeweller Charles Christofle, and has been located in Saint-Denis since 1878. The Christofle silver dynasty has a long history. Charles Christofle, who started working as an apprentice in his brother-in-law's jewellery store in Paris when he was fifteen, founded his own factory for silver work in 1830.
In 1842, he chose the side of technological innovation and specialised in gold-plating and silver-plating using electrolysis. A strategic choice that would establish his name for good. Louis Philippe and Napoleon III ordered cutlery sets from him, which was how Christofle acquired the title 'purveyor to the court'.
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- 12 cuillères à café en métal argenté «Rubans Croisés» avec poinçon argent Christofle, France, 20e siècle,
- Métal argenté
- Période estimée
- 20ème siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure