Antique set of 12 knives, silverplated signed by Christofle, Maison de Hanovre, Marly pattern, France. The Marly pattern represents in the eyes of many the quintessential refinement of a French-dressed table.
The name owes its origin to the French Chateau of Marly, built in Paris by King Louis XIV as a place in which to host his guests after fox hunting hence avoiding the strict etiquette of the court at Versailles. The leafage which espouses the contour of the handles is typical of the Rococo revival and is a precursor to the Art Nouveau interest in the decorative capabilities of floral themes.Created in 1883, the pattern has remained many a favorite and was chosen for the officers' quarters on board the Normandie Ocean Liner; by the President of Laos and the President of the Republic of Venezuela, to name a few. The knifes are in mint condition, the box has tear and wear from age (see pictures). Stamped with the antique french hallmark Christofle Pavillon de Hanovre, and the two platter scale and he "O + Chess Knight + C" mark. Box Dimensions: 11" x 6" x 1.5 (28cm x 16cm x 4cm); 2,80 lb (1, 271 Kg). 9,5 (24.5 cm).
0,18 lb (80 grams). The item "Antique Set of 12 Knives, Christofle, Marly pattern, Silverplated, France" is in sale since Sunday, July 17, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "familyworldantiques" and is located in Quebec, Quebec.
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