Therefore, the set is from the second half of 19th century to beginning of the 20. Century, and it is in very good condition for its age and use as pictured. The silverplate is in very good condition very shinny. One tea spoon has signs of wear on the backside as pictured.The carbon steel knife blades are in good condition as pictured, with signs of wear. The set is composed by. 12 soup spoons: 21cm - 8 ¼. 12 dinner forks: 21cm - 8 ¼. 12 dinner knives: 26cm - 10 ¼. 12 fish/fruit forks: 17cm - 6 ¾. 12 fish/fruit knives: 20cm - 8. 12 dessert spoons: 18cm - 7 ¼. 12 dessert forks: 18cm - 7 ¼. 12 dessert knives: 21cm - 8 ¼. 12 tea spoons: 14cm - 5 ½. 1 serving fork: 24cm - 9 ¾. 1 serving potato spoon: 27cm - 10 ½. 1 carving fork: 28,5cm - 11 ¼. 1 carving knife: 32,5cm - 12 ¾. 1 fish serving fork: 25cm 9 ¾. 1 fish serving knife: 28cm - 11. To begin with, Christofle served only the aristocracy.
The patents allowed production of gold and silver plated tableware, which had the same elegant appearance at a much lower cost. This enabled Christofle to extend its base of customers to include more people at a time which coincided with the emergence of a new bourgeois class which in the 1820s had developed a dining room tradition of its own.
The company changed its direction to better meet the needs of the dining room of the new bourgeoisie, as well as those of the aristocracy. In addition to the electrolytic technique, a new moulding technique called galvanoplastie, discovered by German chemist and architect Jacobi in 1838 and perfected by Christofle in 1854, made it possible to make an exact metallic replica of any object, regardless of what it was made of. The new technique facilitated the creation of monuments and mass production, industrializing the production to some extent, and broadening the companys customer base to include an even larger range of consumers. Christofle equipped the Ritz in 1898 and the Normandy transatlantic steamship in 1935. In 1970, upon the personal request of Charles de Gaulle, it supplied all the silverware for Frances presidential jet.
Meanwhile, the company participated in all of the worlds major arts and decoration fairs including ground-breaking international fairs in Paris, London, Vienna and Chicago. Many Christofle creations, all considered to be objects of fine art, are now on show in decorative arts museums across the world: Paris, London, Berlin, New York, Saint-Petersburg.. All items are personally and carefully packed to perfectly protect the items.We try to present the merchandise as accurately as possible. The item "ANTIQUE 19th C FRENCH CHRISTOFLE SILVERPLATE FIDELIO FLATWARE SET FOR 12. 114p" is in sale since Saturday, December 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Flatware & Silverware". The seller is "octodecimantiques" and is located in Montevideo.
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