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Christofle Gallia Silver Plate Ice or Champagne Bucket Barware Vintage



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 mark. it reads Coll Gallia from that particular collection. This is an early piece late 50's or early 60's. It has great gage of weight and the 4 step pedestal base makes for an art deco to transitional to modern look. This was the original production. The Gallia collection was produced as per Christofle in Saint Denis just north of Paris. Perfect for your entertaining needs and barware. It is 10.5." W x 9.5" H x 7.5 inches diameter and weighs approx. 3 lbs. It is in great vintage condition. We polished it but not professionally. This is a true classic Christofle ice or champagne bucket that is a forever piece in your home.


  • Creator
    Christofle (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In very great vintage condition.
  • Seller Location
    North Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU809826186032

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    US$110 Standard Parcel Shipping
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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: North Miami, FL
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Manufacturer


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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