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Christofle (Cardeilhac) - 10pc. 950 Sterling Silver Tea Set - Renaissance Model

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Direct from Paris, A Magnificent 10-piece Sterling Silver Tea Set by France's Premier Silversmith Cardeilhac (Christofle), "Silversmiths to the Aristocracy of Europe". The French silversmith Christofle, formerly known as Cardeilhac, stands as a prominent figure in the history of silver craftsmanship. 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. The history of Christofle (Cardeilhac) traces its roots to the early 19th century. In 1830, Charles Christofle, a jeweler from Paris, joined forces with Antoine Cardeilhac, a talented silversmith, to form a partnership that would later become one of the most celebrated names in silverware. Initially named Cardeilhac, the company quickly gained recognition for its exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to quality. One of the factors that contributed significantly to the success of Cardeilhac 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. In 1862, Charles Christofle assumed sole ownership of the company and subsequently changed its name to "Christofle." The silversmiths at Christofle are renowned for their exceptional skill and attention to detail, ensuring that each piece of silverware is a masterpiece in its own right. 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. Its ability to adapt to changing tastes and technologies while maintaining a commitment to traditional craftsmanship has been a driving force in the evolution of silverware. The enduring legacy of Christofle is underscored by its commitment to maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship and design. Today, the company operates as the Christofle Maison, with a continued dedication to producing exquisite silverware, tableware, and decorative items that reflect the brand's rich heritage. 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. As Christofle continues to evolve in the 21st century, it remains a symbol of the marriage between tradition and innovation, reminding us that the art of silversmithing is not just a historical pursuit but a living tradition that continues to captivate and inspire. This amazing tea set in the very rare Renaissance pattern is a stunning example of the elegance and quality for which the firm is internationally known. The majestic Coffee Pot is an amazing 27.00 cm. high to the top of the lid, 22.50 cm. across from the tip of the spout to the end of the handle and weights 889 grams. It is stamped with Amelie Cardeilhac's sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark as well as the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside. It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage warp for easy storage. The stunning Salt Shaker is an amazing 20.00 cm. high to the top of the lid, 8.00 cm. across at its widest point and weights 651 grams. It is stamped with Amelie Cardeilhac's sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark as well as the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside. It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage warp for easy storage. The sturdy Hot Chocolate Server is roughly 25.00 cm. high to the top of the lid, measures approximately 20.00 cm. across from the tip of the spout to the end of the handle, and weights 872 grams. It is stamped with Amelie Cardeilhac's sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark as well as the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside. It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage warp for easy storage. The magnificent Sugar Bowl with gold plated (Vermeil) Interior stands roughly 14.00 cm. high to the top of the lid, measures approximately 21.00 cm. across to the tips of the handles and weights 529 grams. It is stamped with Amelie Cardeilhac's sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark as well as the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside. It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage warp for easy storage. The magnificent Tea Pot is approximately 22.00 cm. in height to the top of the lid, roughly 24.50 cm. across from the tip of the spout to the end of the handle and weighs 847 grams. It is stamped with Amelie Cardeilhac's sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark as well as the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside. It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage warp for easy storage. The dainty tea strainer is silver-plate and is also in excellent condition with no wearing of the silver plate. It measures roughly 6.00 cm. in diameter and weights 32.00 grams. It is stamped "Christofle Paris" on the underside. The elegant Cream Pitcher stands approximately 15.00 cm. high to the top of the handle, measures 11.00 cm. across from the end of the handle to the tip of the spout and weights 311 grams. It is stamped with Amelie Cardeilhac's sterling silver manufacturer's hallmark as well as the French Government's Head of the Minerva 1 hallmark certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver and is stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside. It comes with its own anti-tarnish storage warp for easy storage. The stunning octagonal serving platter is also in near new condition and measures roughly 44 cm. in length, 28 cm. wide at its widest point and weights 1,367 grams. It is also stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. The gorgeous round serving platter, also in near new condition, measures approximately 32 cm. in diameter and weights 1,021 grams. It is also stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage. The massive serving tray is silver-plate and is also in near new condition with no wearing of the silver plate - no even on the underside. It measures roughly 73 cm. in length to the tips of the handles, 48 cm. wide at its widest point and weights an astounding 4,520 grams. It is also stamped "Cardeilhac Paris" on the underside and comes with its own anti-tarnish storage wrap for easy storage.
  • Creator:
  • Sold As:
    Set of 10
  • Style:
    Renaissance (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    1910-1919
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1910
  • Condition:
    Each of the sterling silver pieces have been professionally restored to near new condition.
  • Seller Location:
    Wilmington, DE
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU9583237554752
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