Christofle Gallia Sandoz Signed Rare Silver Knife Rests Eight-Piece For Sale
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Christofle Gallia Sandoz Signed Rare Silver Knife Rests Eight-Piece

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Rare set of eight silver plated knife-rests in the shape of different animals: dove, bear, lion, pig, greyhound, sturgeon, swan and pelican. The knife rests feature the geometric stylization characteristic of the Art Deco style prevalent at that time. Each piece stamped 'O.GALLIA' and also with CHRISTOFLE mark. No monograms. Between 1920-1930, the French shipping line Compagnie general transatlantique asked Christofle to design and manufacture a line of table accessories created by the Swiss cubist sculptor Edouard-Marcel Sandoz to dress the restaurants table of its hotels and ships. Great classic from the Art Deco period. The knife rests have been created for the first class dining-room of the S.S. Normandie ocean liner in 1933, one of the most legendary cruise ships in history. Edouard-Marcel Sandoz (1881-1971) Designer, sculptor, modeler, metalworker, and ceramics designer. Sandoz's sculptures show a unique and lively personal style and place him firmly at the top of the 20th century Animal makers along with Francois Pompon and Rembrandt Bugatti. Prestigious silversmith: Christofle Gallia The Maison Christofle's influence on French silver-making in 19th century inestimable an exhibitor and jury member for most of the universal exhibitions, they made and wrote history at the same time. In 1846, he becomes purveyor to the Orleans family. In 1851, the First World's Fair is held in London, Christofle receives a prize medal. In 1855, Emperor Napole´on III appoints Charles Christofle official purveyor to the court. Today, as in the past, whether gracing the tables of emperors, princes, or maharajas, in palaces, on board the Trans-Siberian Railway, Orient Express or transatlantic ocean liners or in the contemporary restaurants, Christofle continues to make an impression. The hallmark of the Gallia collection have been created by Christofle in 1898. Measures: 4.33 (11 cm) sturgeon 3.86 (9.8 cm) swan 3.26 (8.3 cm) lion 3.54 (9 cm) pig 3.62 (9.2 cm) greyhound 3.15 (8 cm) bear, dove 3.94 (10 cm) pelican. Weight: 440 grams. The condition is very good for this set. Micro-scratches from normal use. Exceptional in both design and execution, this fabulous set will grace your table and will delight your guests. Shipping & Insurance Information : Sales only by shipment. SHIPPING WORLDWIDE with Priority Package Express International We ship purchase Mondays through Friday ( outside french holidays ) paid items will be shipped on the first shipping day after payment is received. After registration of your order and confirmation of your payment, your order is prepared and packaged with the utmost care to ensure you receive the items in perfect condition. Your package will be insured for the total value of your purchase (s). Tracking numbers (French and international) of your package will be sent by e mail to track your package online on the french website then on the website of postal service in your country.  

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    Good
  • Condition Details
    The condition is very good for this set. Micro-scratches from normal use. Exceptional in both design and execution, this fabulous set will grace your table and will delight your guests.
  • Dimensions
    H 0.001 in. x W 0.001 in. x D 0.001 in.H 0.03 mm x W 0.03 mm x D 0.03 mm
  • Seller Location
    TRIAIZE, FR
  • Seller Reference Number
    081462
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Reference Number
    LU1919313361041
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