This is a high quality large antique French silver plated oval tray bearing the makers mark of the highly sought after French silversmith and retailer Christofle, circa 1880 in date.
This stunning silver plated tray features an exquisite reeded border, elegant handles with matching reeded edges and bears the maker’s mark of Christofle, France.
Will look fabulous on your sideboard with decanters and glasses.
The quality and craftsmanship throughout the piece are truly second to none.
In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 3.5 x Width 62 x Depth 41
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1.4 x Width 24.4 x Depth 16.1
Christofle is a manufacturer of fine silver flatware and home accessories based in France. It was founded in 1830 when jeweler Charles Christofle assumed management of a jewelry workshop belonging to his wife’s family. Among Christofle’s product lines are silver picture frames, crystal vases and glassware, porcelain dinnerware, and silver jewelry and holloware.
Artists and designers such as the Parisian silversmith Antoine Perrin, Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, Gio Ponti, Andree Putman, Martin Szekely, Ito Morabito (Ora-Ito), Xiao Hui Wang and Richard Hutten are among those whose creations have been made by Christofle. In 1951 the Christofle company agreed with Ernest Cardeilhac to purchase the Cardeilhac tools and patterns. During the First Empire, Antoine Cardeilhac was a well-known silversmith in Paris. Christofle remains under the control and ownership of the Christofle family, the current generation being represented by Maurizio Borletti. Christofle was publicly traded until 1998 when Borletti and others took the firm private.
Christofle manufactures their products in France and in Brazil, and they are sold worldwide through 75 Pavillon Christofle retail stores and also through 400 department stores and specialty shops.
Our reference: 09656