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Christofle - 4pc. French Antique Louis XVI Silver Plate Tea Set + Tray, MINT !

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Direct from Paris, a magnificent 5-piece French antique Louis XVI style silver-plate tea set by France’s premier silversmith “Christofle” – Silversmith to the King.  Each piece in this stunning set has been professionally refinished to like new condition and each comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  Since its inception in the early 19th century, Christofle has remained synonymous with luxury, elegance, and exceptional craftsmanship in the realm of French silversmithing. Founded by Charles Christofle in 1830, the company quickly gained renown for its exquisite silverware, innovative techniques, and prestigious clientele.

Christofle's commitment to excellence in quality and craftsmanship has been unparalleled throughout its history. Founded in 1830 by Charles Christofle, the company quickly gained recognition for its exquisite silverware crafted with meticulous attention to detail. Each piece bearing the Christofle hallmark is a testament to the brand's dedication to superior quality and craftsmanship. The artisans at Christofle employ traditional silversmithing techniques passed down through generations, combined with modern innovations, to create pieces of timeless beauty and elegance. From intricate filigree work to delicate engraving, every aspect of Christofle silverware showcases unparalleled craftsmanship and precision. The use of high-quality materials, such as sterling silver and silver plate, further enhances the durability and refinement of each piece, ensuring that Christofle creations stand the test of time.

Over the years, Christofle has received numerous awards and accolades for its exceptional craftsmanship and innovative designs. From international exhibitions to prestigious competitions, Christofle's silverware has consistently garnered acclaim from experts and connoisseurs alike.  One notable recognition came in 1855 when Christofle won a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, solidifying its reputation as a premier silversmith in France. Subsequent awards followed, further cementing Christofle's status as a leader in the world of luxury silverware. From the Paris World's Fair to the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London, Christofle's creations continued to dazzle audiences and earn accolades for their unparalleled quality and beauty.

From its inception, Christofle has enjoyed patronage from royalty and aristocracy, who coveted the brand's exquisite creations for their palaces and estates. The company's illustrious clientele includes European monarchs, nobles, and heads of state, who sought out Christofle's silverware for its unrivaled beauty, craftsmanship, and prestige. Notably, Christofle was appointed the official purveyor of silverware to the court of Napoleon III, solidifying its status as the epitome of luxury and refinement in 19th-century France. This royal patronage not only elevated Christofle's prestige but also propelled its expansion into international markets, as discerning collectors across the globe clamored to acquire pieces from the esteemed maison.

One of Christofle's most groundbreaking innovations was the development of the silver-plating technique, which revolutionized the production of silverware and made luxury dining more accessible to a broader audience. Charles Christofle, in collaboration with renowned inventor Henri-Victor Regnault, perfected the electroplating process in the mid-19th century, allowing for the mass production of silver-plated tableware at a fraction of the cost of solid silver. This revolutionary technique not only democratized access to luxury dining accouterments but also enabled Christofle to expand its reach and influence beyond the confines of the aristocracy, catering to a burgeoning middle class eager to embrace the trappings of refined living.

Among Christofle's most iconic creations are their exquisite tea sets, like this amazing 5-piece set, which epitomize the opulence and grandeur of the France. Crafted from the finest materials and finished to perfection, Christofle's tea sets exude sophistication and refinement, making them prized possessions of collectors and aficionados alike. Whether adorning the tables of royal palaces or gracing the homes of discerning patrons, Christofle’s tea sets serve as enduring symbols of luxury and taste, preserving the legacy of Christofle for generations to come.

Christofle stands as a paragon of excellence in the realm of French silversmithing, revered for its quality craftsmanship, innovative spirit, and timeless elegance. From its prestigious royal patronage to its groundbreaking silver-plating technique and iconic Louis XVI style tea sets, Christofle has left an indelible mark on the world of luxury dining and decorative arts. With each meticulously crafted piece, Christofle continues to uphold its legacy of excellence, enchanting collectors and enthusiasts with its timeless allure and unparalleled beauty.

This magnificent 5-piece Louis XVI style tea set is a stunning example of the quality and craftsmanship for which the firm is internationally known. Each piece has been professionally refinished to like new condition, and each comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  The stunning teapot stands approximately 21.50. high to the top of the lid, is roughly 22.50cm. across from the tipoff the spout to the outside of the handle, weights 958 grams and is stamped “Christofle France” on the underside. The coffee pot stands roughly 24.50cm. high to the top of the lid, is approximately 22.50cm. across from the tip of the spout to the outside of the handle, weights 936 grams and is also stamped “Christofle France” on the underside. The elegant sugar bowl is approximately 14.50cm. high to the top of the lid, 13.50cm. across to the tips of the handles, weights 583 grams and is also stamped “Christofle France” on the underside. The dainty cream pitcher is roughly 12.00cm. high to the top of the handle, 12.50cm. across from the tip of the spout to the outside of the handle, weights 292 grams and is also stamped “Christofle France” on the underside. The massive serving tray measure 54.00cm. in length, 37.00cm. wide and weights 1,880 grams.  The hallmark on the underside of the tray is illegible.

Christofle - 4pc. French Antique Louis XVI Silver Plate Tea Set + Tray, MINT !
$3,621.00 CAD
$3,621.00 CAD

Christofle - 4pc. French Antique Louis XVI Silver Plate Tea Set + Tray, MINT !

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