Rare Peau de Lion Christofle Salad Serving Set Spoon Fork Charles Rossigneux
Exceptionally Rare'Peau de Lion' Silver Plated Salad Serving Set by Christofle. Good overall condition, plating is still bright, some rubbing, surface marks, signs of age and use, commensurate with the clear pictures. You will receive the items pictured, so the photographs are integral to the condition report and listing. Full Christofle factory marks to the collars. Bottle of wine shown is not included in the sale, shown to give and idea of scale.
For those who don't speak French, the pattern name - Peau de Lion - simply means Lion Skin which is what is being portrayed on the flatware and hollowware in this pattern. It was supposed to recall the lion skin worn by the mythical Hercules. The pattern was designed by Charles Rossigneux to be shown at the 1867 Paris Exposition, the pattern was produced by three factories Fraget, Christofle and Gorham - it is without doubt the most sought after cutlery patterns, and very scarce.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Flatware & Silverware".london" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Antique: Yes
- Product: Serving Pieces
- Pattern: Peau de Lion
- Age: 1850-1899
- Material: Silver Plate
- Style: Empire
- Brand: Christofle
- Approx Size: Approx 29cm long.
- Composition: Silver Plate