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Christofle (Cardeilhac), Puiforcat (Hermes), Tetard - 7pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platter Set - Like New !

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Direct from Paris, a Magnificent 7-piece Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Serving Platter Set by France's Premier Silversmiths:  Christofle (Cardeilhac), Puiforcat (Hermes) and Tetard Frères, Each Piece Meticulously Restored to Like New Condition, circa 1890s.  The Set Consists of 4 Oval Serving Platters, 2 Round Serving Platters and 1 Round Serving Dish. You Can't Go Wrong Buying Quality. 

The first oval serving platter measures approximately 42.00 cm. in length, 28.00 cm. across at its widest point and weights 804 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 Puiforcat sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark.  It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. Established in the early 19th century, Puiforcat, currently owned by Hermes, has consistently represented the pinnacle of French silverwork for generations.

The second oval serving platter measures approximately 41.00 cm. in length, 27.00 cm. across at its widest point and weights 867 grams.  It is also stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver but the manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark is illegible.  It also comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.

The third oval serving platter measures approximately 49.50 cm. in length, 31.50 cm. across at its widest point and weights 1,202 grams.  It is also stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver and with the Christofle manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It also comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  Among the many distinguished names in the realm of French silversmiths, Christofle - Silversmith to the King - stands out as an iconic brand that has consistently set the standard for excellence. Founded in 1830 by Charles Christofle, the company's legacy is marked by its commitment to innovation and quality.

The fourth oval serving platter measures approximately 55.00 cm. in length, 35.50 cm. across at its widest point and weights 1,911 grams.  It is also stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver in addition to the Tetard Frères manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It also comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. The Tetard firm traces its origins to the 19th century, establishing itself as a premier silversmith in Paris in 1878. Founded by Charles Tetard, the company quickly gained recognition for its commitment to quality craftsmanship and innovative design.

The first round serving platter has a diameter of 33.00 cm. and weights 868 grams. It is also stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver and with the Puiforcat manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It also comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  Puiforcat's quality and artistry attracted the attention of the French aristocracy and the company received royal commissions from the court of King Louis-Philippe, cementing its status as a premier French silversmith.

The second round serving platter has a diameter of 33.00 cm. and weights 898 grams. It is also stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver and with the Christofle manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It also comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  With a legacy that spans over two centuries, the house of Christofle has been synonymous with excellence in silverware, catering to the needs of French royalty, the elite, and connoisseurs of fine craftsmanship worldwide.  One of the factors that contributed significantly to the success of Cardeilhac (now Christofle) was its early association with French royalty. In 1842, the company received the prestigious title of "Fournisseur de l'Empereur" (Supplier to the Emperor) under Napoleon III. This royal patronage not only elevated Cardeilhac's reputation but also provided access to a wealthy and influential clientele.  Christofle's influence on the art of silversmithing cannot be overstated. The company's dedication to innovation and design has set industry standards and inspired generations of silversmiths.

Christofle (Cardeilhac), the illustrious French silversmith, has left an indelible mark on the world of silver craftsmanship. From its humble beginnings in the 19th century to its global prominence today, the brand's commitment to exceptional craftsmanship, innovative design, and adaptability has been the key to its enduring success. Christofle's influence on the art of silversmithing is not only a testament to its rich history but also a testament to its ongoing commitment to excellence in silverware and decorative arts.

The round serving dish has a diameter of 30.50 cm., is 2.00 cm. deep and weights 837 grams. It is also stamped with the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver and with the Puiforcat manufacturer's sterling silver hallmark.  It also comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  At the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1889, Puiforcat was awarded a gold medal for its outstanding silver creations. This recognition affirmed the company's place at the forefront of French silversmithing.

Christofle (Cardeilhac), Puiforcat (Hermes), Tetard - 7pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platter Set - Like New !
$46,076.00 CAD
$46,076.00 CAD

Christofle (Cardeilhac), Puiforcat (Hermes), Tetard - 7pc. Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Louis XVI Serving Platter Set - Like New !

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