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Cardeilhac (Christofle), Tetard - 8pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platter Set - Like New !

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Direct from Paris, a Magnificent 8-piece Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Serving Platter Set by France's Premier Silversmiths:  Christofle (Cardeilhac) and Tetard Frères, circa 1890s.  The Set Consists of 2 Oval Serving Platters, 2 Round Serving Platters and 1 Oval Serving Dish and a 2-piece Covered Vegetable Server. Each Piece has been Meticulously Restored to Near New Condition, You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality. 

The 2-piece covered vegetable server measures approximately 12.50 cm. high to the top of the lid, has an inside diameter of 20.50 cm, an outside diameter of 24.50 and weighs 894 grams.  It is stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Tetard Freres sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark.  It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.    Tetard Frères, a distinguished French silversmithing firm, stands as a testament to the artistry, craftsmanship, and innovation that have characterized the world of decorative arts for over a century. Founded in the late 19th century by Edmond Tetard, the firm quickly gained prominence for its exceptional silver creations, earning numerous accolades and awards.

Edmond Tetard, born in 1842, brought a unique blend of artistic sensibility and technical expertise to the world of silversmithing. The early years of the firm were marked by a commitment to quality craftsmanship and a dedication to preserving traditional techniques while incorporating contemporary design elements.  Edmond Tetard's vision for Tetard Frères was rooted in a deep appreciation for the French decorative arts tradition. Tetard Frères produced silverware that reflected the opulence and refinement of the Belle Époque period. The firm's pieces showcased intricate ornamentation, delicate engravings, and meticulous attention to detail, establishing a reputation for excellence that would endure through the decades.  The numerous awards and accolades earned by Tetard Frères underscore the lasting impact of the firm on the decorative arts landscape. Whether through its participation in international exhibitions or the recognition received from prestigious institutions, Tetard Frères' legacy continues to shine as a beacon of inspiration for contemporary silversmiths and art enthusiasts alike. The story of Tetard Frères is not merely a chronicle of a silversmithing firm; it is a narrative of artistic innovation, dedication to craftsmanship, and a lasting contribution to the cultural heritage of French decorative arts.

The first oval serving platter measures approximately 48.00 cm. in length, 31.50 cm. across at its widest point and weights 1,412 grams.  It is stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Cardeilhac sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside.  It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  French silversmithing has long been celebrated for its exquisite craftsmanship and timeless elegance. Among the prominent names in this rich tradition, Cardeilhac stands out as a symbol of excellence and innovation. Cardeilhac's commitment to excellence did not go unnoticed, and the firm received numerous awards and accolades for its outstanding craftsmanship.

The second oval serving platter measures approximately 48.00 cm. in length, 31.50 cm. across at its widest point and weights 1,392 grams.  It is stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Cardeilhac sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside.  It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. One of the hallmarks of Cardeilhac's success was its close association with royal patrons. The firm's exquisite creations found favor among European royalty, further establishing its position as a purveyor of luxury items fit for the elite.

The first round serving platter has a diameter of 32.00 cm., weights 940 grams.  It is stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Cardeilhac sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside.  It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. Cardeilhac's success in the competitive world of silversmithing can be attributed to its unwavering commitment to design and innovation. The firm consistently adapted to evolving tastes and styles while maintaining a distinctive aesthetic that set it apart from its contemporaries.

The second round serving platter also has a diameter of 32.00 cm., weights 940 grams.  It is stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Christofle (Cardeilhac) sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside.  It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. The legacy of Cardeilhac extends far beyond its years of operation. The firm's influence can be seen in the continued appreciation for French silversmithing and its enduring impact on the luxury goods market. Cardeilhac's commitment to excellence and its ability to navigate the changing landscape of the industry set a standard for future generations of artisans.

The third round serving platter also has a diameter of 27.50 cm., weights 660 grams.  It is stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Cardeilhac sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside.  It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. Cardeilhac's journey through the tumultuous currents of French history reflects not only the evolution of a silversmithing firm but also the broader narrative of artistic expression and craftsmanship. From its humble beginnings in 1804 to its prominence among European royalty, Cardeilhac's story is one of resilience, innovation, and unwavering dedication to the pursuit of excellence in silversmithing.

The fourth round serving platter has a diameter of 32.00 cm., weights 925 grams and is engraved with the noble family's Coat of Arms.  It is stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Cardeilhac sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside.  It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  Cardeilhac's connection with the imperial court of Napoleon III elevated its status in the mid-19th century. The firm's ability to capture the spirit of the times in its designs resonated with the imperial household, leading to significant commissions and collaborations. The imperial court's patronage not only provided financial stability but also served as a mark of distinction, reflecting the highest endorsement of Cardeilhac's craftsmanship.

The oval serving dish is roughly 31.50 cm. in length, 21.50 cm. across at its widest point, 7.00 cm. deep and weights 652 grams.  It is stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Cardeilhac sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside.  It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  Through its numerous awards, royal patronage, and accomplishments in design and innovation, Cardeilhac left an indelible mark on the world of luxury craftsmanship. The firm's ability to seamlessly blend tradition with modernity ensured its relevance across different artistic movements and solidified its place in the annals of French silversmithing history. Cardeilhac's legacy continues to inspire and captivate, a shining example of the enduring allure of exquisite craftsmanship in the realm of luxury goods.

Cardeilhac (Christofle), Tetard - 8pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platter Set - Like New !
$49,076.00 CAD
$49,076.00 CAD

Cardeilhac (Christofle), Tetard - 8pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platter Set - Like New !

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