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Christofle

Although he started his career as a jeweler in 1830 — after apprenticing with his copper jeweler brother-in-law years earlier — Charles Christofle (1805–63) recognized that Second Empire France had an untapped audience for luxury silverware and tableware.

Gold and silver gilt had been the high-end standard in the 18th century, yet society after the Industrial Revolution demanded a more affordable, but still refined, approach. So in the 1840s, Christofle cornered the market on electrolytic gilding and silver plating, dominating the hold on patents in the country for over a decade. His work soon attracted the attention of Louis-Philippe I and then Napoleon III, under whom he was named Fournisseur de l’Empereur, cementing the prestige of his brand.

While Christofle created decadent centerpieces and tableware for the French palaces — as well as prominent clients like the Orient Express — the company’s electroplating of silverware that was far less expensive than that made by silversmiths attained widespread popularity. At a time when many who could not afford gold or silver still used wooden utensils, Christofle was a game changer for at-home dining. An appearance at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago furthered the company’s reach to American consumers who would soon rival the manufacturer’s European clientele.

The 20th century saw Christofle adapting to changing tastes in its offerings, such as the Aria collection, which debuted in 1985 with column-like lines on its flatware designed by Bernard Yot, and the playful egg-shaped silverware container introduced in 2015 that opens to reveal a full flatware set. The company also now sells barware, home accessories and even jewelry, harkening back to its roots. Now almost two centuries old, Christofle maintains its reputation as a leading flatware and silverware company under the ownership of the Chalhoub group, its utensils gracing tables in homes, hotels and restaurants all over the world.

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Creator: Christofle
Art Deco Squirrel cup by Antoinette de Ribes edition done by Christofle
By Christofle
Located in Paris, FR
The squirrel first edition for Gallia in 1931 was designed by Antoinette de Ribes (1892-1972). The cubist stylized lines are realistic and so perfect. Good to know, this edition is s...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Christofle

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Silver Plate

Pair of Christofle Art Deco Style Knife Rests in Silver Plate
By Christofle, Edouard-Marcel Sandoz
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A boxed pair of silver plated Art Deco knife rests from Christofle of Paris. Originally commissioned between 1920 and 1930 by the French shipping line Compagnie Générale Transatlanti...
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Modernist Crystal Decanter Barware
By Christofle
Located in North Miami, FL
This chic modernist, heavy clear crystal glass decanter with its circular raised design is perfect for any bar. The wonderful stopper is perfect and moderne. It is made in Slovenia f...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Christofle

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Blown Glass

Christofle Silver Eagle Gravy Boat
By Christofle
Located in New York, NY
Christofle silver eagle gravy boat. Handsome eagle headed hotel silver gravy/sauce boat with attached underplate with hallmarks for Christofle, France, 20th century. Dimensions: 9.25...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Christofle

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Silver Plate

French Christofle Silver Plate Champagne Ice Bucket, circa 1960
By Christofle
Located in Pearland, TX
A superb vintage Art Deco style Christofle silverplate champagne ice bucket / wine cooler made in France. Hallmarked on reverse. This stylish ice bucket is solid and heavy with a sle...
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1960s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Christofle Silver Plated Shaker France 1956
By Christofle, Lino Sabattini
Located in Munich, DE
Silver plated shaker Model Windsor designed by Lino Sabatini for Christofle in 1956.  
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Christofle

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Silver

Galia for Christofle Silver Bowl with Rams Head
By Christofle
Located in Oakland, CA
Galia silver plate bowl with stylized rams or bird head design repeated all around the 8 sided shaped bowl. Unique piece made of highest quality Christofle construction. An unusual f...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Silver Plate Bottle, Wine or Champagne Coaster or Holder Barware
By Christofle
Located in North Miami, FL
This classic Christofle silver plate wine, bottle, water or champagne coaster or holder is from the K&T collection. It is modernist with 6 beautiful ridged lines as the exterior. Thi...
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Early 2000s French Modern Christofle

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Silver Plate

Ric & Rac Art Deco Dogs Salt and Pepper Cellars, Gallia for Christofle
By Gallia, Christofle, Pol Rab, Baccarat
Located in Paris, FR
Ric and Rac dogs-shaped salt and pepper cellars imagined by Pol Rab. Cellars are removable, in Baccarat crystal. Each piece is numbered (n° of the model 5987 and 5988) and stamped w...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Crystal, Silver Plate

Bronze Candelabras, Napoleon III Period, Signed Christofle
By Christofle
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A pair of Louis XV style silvered bronze candelabras, Napoleon III period, signed Christofle and numbered, perfect condition. Measures: H: 78 cm, D: 40 cm.
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Christofle

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Bronze

Christofle Silver-Plate Wine Corkscrew Set with Stand Vintage Barware
By Christofle
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage Christofle barware set that comes in its original box is from the 70's or early 80's. It is 3 parts. The corkscrew comes out of the stand and the ring goes on top of the...
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1980s French Modern Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Talisman Blue Chinese by Christofle France Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Christofle French silver flatware has been crafted by master artisans since 1830. The revolutionary style and character of Christofle dinnerware comes from collaborations with ground...
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20th Century Christofle

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Sterling Silver

Joubert by Christofle Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 66 Pcs Dinner in Box
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
With a dedication to perfection and quality, Christofle flatware creations unite craftsmanship and modern technique, resulting in flatware to be handed down through generations. D...
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20th Century Christofle

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Sterling Silver

Lino Sabattini for Christofle, "Windsor" Cocktail Shaker Designed in 1956
By Christofle, Sabattini Argenteria, Lino Sabattini
Located in Bath, GB
A stunning modernist cocktail shaker designed by the world famous Lion Sabattini for famous Orfevrerie Christofle, a magical combination of quality and minimalist design. Created ...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Marvelous Christofle Tea and Coffee Set with Ebony Handles
By Christofle
Located in Vienna, AT
Set of five silver plated service, consisting of mocha and teapot with ebony handles, cream jug, sugar tray and tray, on the underside punctured company name, silver plated metal out...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Christofle

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Metal, Gold Plate, Silver

Champagne Bucket by Christofle, Paris for Pommery & Greno, c.1940
By Christofle
Located in Bath, GB
A stylish Art Deco silver plated Champagne bucket / wine cooler made by the famous Parisian silversmith, Christofle, signed on the underside with the little chess mark flanked by the...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini for Christofle Gallia, Cocktail Jug, c.1960
By Christofle, Lino Sabattini
Located in Bath, GB
A fabulous modernist silver plated bar or cocktail jug; about as stylish as they get. Made even more interesting as this example was used during the 1963 Canada Cup at the grand priv...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Luc Lanel for Christofle Gallia Collection Champagne Bucket / Wine Cooler c.1935
By Christofle, Luc Lanel
Located in Bath, GB
A magnificent example of an Art Deco wine cooler / Champagne bucket by the famous French silversmith's Maison Christofle, this example being part of their Gallia range. A striking...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Gallia Silver Plate Ice or Champagne Bucket Barware Vintage
By Christofle
Located in North Miami, FL
This timeless and elegant French Chistofle vintage ice or champagne bucket is Mid-Century Modern. It is hallmarked on the bottom with the Christofle France mark and Orfevre makers ma...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Art Deco Champagne Bucket 'Ondulations' by Luc Lanel for Christofle
By Luc Lanel, Christofle
Located in New York, NY
'Ondulation' A Christofle Gallia Metal Ice Bucket Designed By Luc Lanel Designed 1932 the ribbed vessel with ribbed lug handles. A stylish ribbed vessel with with ribbed lug handle...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Maurice Dufrêne For Gallia French Art Deco Tea Set, Silver Plated
By Christofle, Maurice Dufrêne
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco silver plated tea set with ebony handles, created in circa 1925 by French Decorative Designer Maurice Dufrêne (1876-1955) for Orfevrerie Gallia / Christofle. Dufrêne...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Knife Rests Silver Plated, Married Set of 12
By Christofle
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Ready for your elegant dinner party or fun take-out Chinese food banquet. - see last picture. Vintage Christofle Knife Rests Silver Plated - set of 12, married set of 6 Christofl...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Christofle

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Silver Plate

Art Deco Fish Gravy Boat by Gallia for Christofle
By Gallia, Christofle
Located in Paris, FR
Due to small production, this Fish-shaped gravy boat is extremely rare and so sophisticated! Silver-plated Art Deco design with an elegant stylized line and a nicely curved tail. It ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Germain by Christofle France Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 174 Pcs Unused
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Since 1830, the year the company was founded, Christofle has provided unparalleled, ancestral know-how, updating its techniques and styles throughout the decades. Whether designer an...
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20th Century Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle 24 Silver Plated Set Flatware "Rubans" for 6
By Christofle
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Christofle flatware "rubans" silver plated pieces Pattern also known as This flatware is comprising: 6 table forks 21 cm 6 coffee dessert spoons 6 ice cream spoons 6 table knifes 24...
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1990s French Louis XVI Christofle

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Silver Plate

Stylish French Cocktail Tray by Christofle, Paris c.1940
By Christofle
Located in Bath, GB
A stylish and elegant silver plated cocktail tray, rectangular in form with two demi lune handles. The underside is fully marked for orfevrerie christofle of Paris. Christofle is ...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Set of 12 Fine French Art Deco Knife Rests by Gallia for Christofle
By Gallia, Christofle
Located in Long Island City, NY
Set of 12 fine French Art Deco silver plated knife rests designed by Sandoz for the Gallia line of Christofle. All 12 animals are different. Original case. Average size of knife ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Triade by Christofle France Silverplated Flatware Set for 8 Service 41 Pieces
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Modern clean lines in a Classic column motif makes this pattern, Triade, forever timeless. Desirable Dinner Size Triade by Christofle France Silverplated Flatware set - 41 pieces. ...
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20th Century Christofle

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Silver Plate

Jean Filhos for Christofle Silvered Bronze Erotic Letter Opener Nude, 1974 Franc
By Christofle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury silvered erotic letter opener or bookmark with nudes by the French artist Jean Filhos, (1921-2002) This model was created as the official 1974 Christofle Christmas gift (...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Christofle

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Silver

Luc Lanel for Christofle Gallia Silver Plate "Ondulation" Cocktail Shaker
By Christofle, Luc Lanel, Gallia
Located in Atlanta, GA
An elegant French Art Deco 1930s silver plate cylindrical cocktail or Martini shaker by silversmith Christofle as part of their Gallia range in the "Ondulation" design created by Luc...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Metal, Silver Plate

Important 19th Century Gilded Bronze Centrepiece, Christofle, Paris
By Christofle
Located in Bath, GB
A magnificent and important gilded bronze and Onyx centrepiece dating to around 1880. The beautifully cast base is made from bronze and covered in gold. The theme is highly sought...
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1880s French Victorian Antique Christofle

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Onyx, Bronze

Commodore by Christofle France Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 69 Pc Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Christofle French silver flatware has been crafted by master artisans since 1830. The revolutionary style and character of Christofle dinnerware comes from collaborations with ground...
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20th Century Christofle

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Sterling Silver

Art Deco Sandoz for Gallia Silver Plated Animal Knife Rests
By Sandoz, Christofle
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine set six Art Deco French silver plated animal knife rests designed by Sandoz two as pigs, two bears and two lions. The quality and heavily made knife rests are made by Gallia C...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Rubans by Christofle Silverplate Flatware Service Set 70 Pcs France Bow & Ribbon
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
With a dedication to perfection and quality, Christofle flatware creations unite craftsmanship and modern technique, resulting in flatware to be handed down through generations. Crea...
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Early 20th Century French Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle 1925 Silver Plate Art Deco Tea Service Tray Teapot Sugar Creamer Set
By Christofle
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Christofle silver plate Art Deco 1925 coffee service and tray with wood handles and lid accents. This set is from the 1990's when Christofle decided to reproduced an earlier design. ...
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1990s French Art Deco Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Asparagus Servers Art Deco Sandwich Cake Grips Tongs, circa 1930
By Christofle
Located in Mimizan, FR
Art Deco Christofle Asparagus servers Sprung grips or tongs Cake or Sandwich servers Marked Christofle renowned for its superb quality silver plate Good vintage condition in good...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Paris, Napoleon I Letter Opener
By Christofle
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Christofle Paris, Napoleon I letter ppener, A fine example this weighty letter opener, adorned with a portrait of a Laurel wearing Napoleon I. The back subtly decorated with the Napo...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Christofle

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Silver Plate

Vintage French Champagne Bucket / Wine Cooler by Christofle, Paris
By Christofle
Located in Bath, GB
A handsome vintage French silver plated wine cooler / champagne bucket by the top notch silversmith, Christofle of Paris. Fully marked on the underside, this modernist design dates t...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Christofle

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Silver Plate

Antique French Silver Metal Christofle Table with Mirrored Top
By Christofle
Located in Toronto, ON
This exquisite antique French silver Christofle coffee table with a mirrored top will add character and luxury to any neutral interior. Christofle is a goldsmith and tableware com...
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Early 20th Century French Christofle

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Metal

Paulownia Leaf Platter by Christofle, circa 1880
By Christofle
Located in Paris, FR
Platter in the shape of a paulownia leaf realized with the "natural prints" (Empreintes Naturelles* in French) patented by Christofle in 1880, consisting in the application of the na...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Christofle

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Silver Plate

Art Deco Pitcher by Christian Fjerdingstad, Gallia for Christofle
By Gallia, Christian Fjerdingstad, Christofle
Located in Paris, FR
Elegant Art Deco pitcher shaped with melon-style ribs on a quatrefoil base designed by Christian Fjerdingstad who was a Danish sculptor born in 1891. When he came to France, he creat...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Barware Silver Plate Bottle Holder Wine Pourer Server
By Christofle
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely French Art Deco silver plate metal bottle holder, wine pourer, or server by silversmith Christofle, Paris. Streamlined shape with a sleek design. Legal silversmith hallmark st...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Metal, Silver Plate

Silver Plated Tube Vase by Jacques Sitoleux for Christofle
By Gio Ponti, Jacques Sitoleux, Christofle
Located in Stockholm, SE
Silverplated tube vase by Jacques Sitoleux for Christofle, France, circa 1969..
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Christofle

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Silver Plate, Brass

Rare Christofle Silvered Napoleon Empereur Letter Opener 1970s France
By Christofle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Christofle silvered Napoleon Empereur letter opener, 1970s, France. Unique and precious details.
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1970s French Neoclassical Revival Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Bottle 'Dinanderie'
By Christofle
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Christofle bottle (Dinanderie) Bonce origin France without restorations with original patina (very small bumps on the bottom), circa 1010.
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1910s French Art Nouveau Vintage Christofle

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Bronze

Set of Twelve Plated Silver Animalier Knife Rests by Christofle
By Christofle
Located in London, GB
Set of twelve plated silver animalier knife rests by Christofle French, c. 1930 Bird: height 2cm, width 8cm, depth 2cm Case: height 4.5cm, width 28cm, depth 32cm This charming ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Christofle

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Silver Plate

Vintage Quality Silver Plated Cocktail Shaker by Christofle, Paris, c.1935
By Christofle
Located in Bath, GB
A superb French cocktail shaker just back from our silversmith's workshop having been professionally cleaned and polished returning it to it's former glory dating to c.1935. Chris...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

French Louis XV Silver Plate Cupid Compote
By Christofle
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV-style (19th Century) silver plate cupid base compote with scalloped crystal bowl (CHRISTOFLE & CIE)
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Christofle

Materials

Crystal, Silver Plate

Christofle Dinanderie Vase Small
By Christofle
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Christofle Dinanderie Vase small Art Deco design circa 1930 Bronze in Dinanderie Origin France small bumps and some wear on the skid.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Bronze

1957 Spherical Flower Holder Silver Plated Metal by Gio Ponti for Christofle
By Christofle, Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
This very elegant spherical flower holder was created by the great Italian designer Gio Ponti for Christofle Top luxury brand in 1957, models name "Mars". Silver plated metal with se...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Vendome Arcantia Christofle Silverplate Flatware Set 12 Service 147 Pcs Dinner
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
Outstanding dinner size Vendome Arcantia by Christofle France Silverplated flatware set, 147 pieces. This pattern featured the same shell motif that adorned the ceremonial silverware...
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20th Century Christofle

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Silver Plate

Pair of French Christofle Table Candelabra in Silvered Bronze
By Christofle
Located in London, GB
Pair of French Christofle table candelabra in silvered bronze French, late 19th century Measures: Height 49cm, width 22cm, depth 22cm These fine Christofle silvered bronze cande...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Christofle

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Bronze

Rubans by Christofle Silverplate Flatware Service Set 75 Pcs France Dinner Size
By Christofle
Located in Big Bend, WI
With a dedication to perfection and quality, Christofle flatware creations unite craftsmanship and modern technique, resulting in flatware to be handed down through generations. Crea...
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Early 20th Century French Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Art Deco Luc Lanel Silver plate Wine Bucket Cooler, C.1950
By Christofle
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Christofle Art Deco design Luc Lanel Silver plate Wine Bucket Cooler, C.1950. This Art Deco design model, Vulcan, was designed for the Ile-de-France ocean liner in 1927. Height: appr...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Art Deco Hors d'Oeuvres Platter Dish C.1935
By Christofle
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Large Christofle Art Deco Hors d'Oeuvres Platter Dish C.1935, probably Luc Lanel design. The oval shaped centrepiece dish platter complete with five sectional star cut glass individu...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle Crystal and Silver-Plate Hors D'oeuvre Tray with Knife Spreaders
By Christofle
Located in North Miami, FL
This versatile, elegant and functional French Christofle never used serving piece and or hors d'oeuvre round tray that is crystal and silver plate has five glass compartments. There ...
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Early 2000s French Modern Christofle

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Crystal, Silver Plate

Antique 19thc French Monumental Solid Silver Figural Centrepiece c.1880
By Christofle
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th Century French monumental solid silver statue, standing on on a marble base, the statue realistically modelled as a cast figure of Mary with hands open, standing on a se...
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19th Century French Antique Christofle

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Marble, Silver

74-Piece Set of Silver-Plated Flatware by Christofle Model 'Perles' for 12
By Christofle
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful set of silver-plated table flatware for 12 people by the French brand Christofle. The model is 'Perles'. This classic and timeless flatware fits any table setting. The cutl...
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1990s French Modern Christofle

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Silver Plate

Christofle furniture for sale on 1stDibs

The Christofle furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Christofle furniture there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 191 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Christofle was created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Deco style. Many customers also consider furniture by Lalique, Cartier and Ravinet d'Enfert if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Christofle furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $172 and tops out at $67,068, while pieces like these can sell for $1,988 on average.

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