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Christofle (Gallia) - 5pc. French Antique Silver Plate Tea Set, Museum Quality !

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Direct from Paris, a magnificent 5 piece silver-plate Collection Gallia, Louis XVI model tea set by France’s premier silversmith “Christofle – Silversmith to the King” and each piece has been professionally refinished to like new condition – circa early 1900s.  In the realm of fine silverware, few names command as much reverence and admiration as Christofle. With a history spanning nearly two centuries, Christofle has established itself as an emblem of French craftsmanship and luxury.

Christofle's story begins in 1830 when Charles Christofle, a jeweler from Normandy, joined forces with a talented goldsmith named Joseph-Antoine Boisselier. Together, they founded the House of Christofle in Paris, initially specializing in the creation of exquisite jewelry and objets d'art. However, it wasn't long before Christofle turned its focus towards silverware, leveraging its expertise in precious metals to produce exceptional pieces.  Innovation has always been at the heart of Christofle's ethos. The introduction of electroplating by Charles Christofle in 1842 revolutionized the silverware industry, allowing for the mass production of high-quality silver-plated items. This groundbreaking technique earned Christofle widespread acclaim and solidified its position as a pioneer in the field.

Over the years, Christofle has amassed a remarkable array of accomplishments, cementing its status as a global leader in luxury silverware. Its creations have graced the tables of royalty, heads of state, and discerning connoisseurs around the world. From elegant flatware and tea sets to striking centerpieces and decorative objects, each Christofle piece is a testament to impeccable craftsmanship and timeless elegance.  Christofle's commitment to excellence has not gone unnoticed, with the brand receiving numerous accolades and honors throughout its history. From prestigious awards at international exhibitions to coveted commissions for official state gifts, Christofle's craftsmanship has been celebrated on both national and global stages.

Perhaps one of the most illustrious aspects of Christofle's history is its longstanding relationship with royalty. From Napoleon III to modern-day monarchs, Christofle has been the silverware of choice for generations of kings, queens, and emperors. The brand's regal clientele is a testament to its enduring appeal and unwavering commitment to quality.  Christofle's association with royalty extends beyond mere patronage; it is deeply intertwined with the fabric of European history. Countless royal banquets, state dinners, and diplomatic receptions have been graced by Christofle's exquisite creations, lending an aura of sophistication and grandeur to any occasion.

Central to Christofle's legacy is the iconic Gallia collection, a testament to the brand's mastery of the silversmithing craft. Named after the Latin word for Gaul, the ancient Roman province that encompassed modern-day France, the Gallia collection pays homage to Christofle's French heritage while embracing innovation and contemporary design.  Characterized by sleek lines, refined details, and impeccable craftsmanship, the Gallia collection embodies the essence of French elegance and savoir-faire. From classic silverware patterns to avant-garde designs by renowned artists and designers, each piece in the Gallia collection is a work of art in its own right.

Christofle stands as a paragon of excellence in the world of French silversmithing. From its humble beginnings in 19th-century Paris to its status as a global luxury brand, Christofle's journey is a testament to the enduring allure of fine craftsmanship and timeless design. With a legacy steeped in history, adorned by royalty, and celebrated by connoisseurs worldwide, Christofle continues to shape the future of luxury living, one exquisite piece at a time. This magnificent tea set is a testament to the luxury, quality and craftsmanship for which the firm is internationally known.  Each piece has been professionally refinished to like new condition and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.  You can’t go wrong buying quality. 

The elegant coffee pot stands approximately 24.00cm. high to the top of the lid, iw 21.00cm. across from the tip of the spout to the outside of the handle and weights 944.00 grams. It is stamped “Christofle France Coll. Gallia” on the underside. The amazing teapot stands roughly 22.00cm. high to the top of the lid, is approximately 22.00cm. across from the tip of the spout to the outside of the handle and weights 950 grams.  It is also stamped “Christofle France Coll. Gallia” on the underside. The sugar bowl stands approximately 14.00cm. high to the top of the lid, roughly 12.50cm. across to the tips of the handles and weights 543 grams.  It is also stamped “Christofle France Coll. Gallia” on the underside. The dainty cream pitcher stands approximately 12.50cm. high to the top of the handle, is roughly 12.50cm. across from the tip of the spout to the outside of the handle and weights 265 grams.  It is also stamped “Christofle France Coll. Gallia” on the underside. The massive serving tray is approximately 64.00cm. in length, 42.50cm. wide at its widest point and weights 2,525 grams.  It is also stamped “Christofle France Coll. Gallia” on the underside.

Christofle (Gallia) - 5pc. French Antique Silver Plate Tea Set, Museum Quality !
$3,464.00 CAD
$3,464.00 CAD

Christofle (Gallia) - 5pc. French Antique Silver Plate Tea Set, Museum Quality !

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