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Christofle

Charles Christofle started his career aged just 15 when he became apprenticed to his jeweller brother-in-law Hughes Calmette. In 1830, at the age of 25, he took over the business and by 1840, he was running one of the largest jewellery manufacturers in France with exports as far afield as South America. Gradually, Christofle moved towards silversmithing and he mechanised silver and gold plating (known as galvanoplasty) which had previously been done by hand. ‘Le Christofle’ became a generic term for silverplated metal and it was as beautiful as sterling silver. 

In 1851, King Louis Philippe’s successor, Emperor Napoleon III, ordered all the official silver from Christofle. Thereafter acknowledged as Silversmith to the King and Purveyor to the Emperor, orders came flooding in from the Emperor of Mexico and the Tsar of Russia. The company also decorated Pope Pius IX’s pontifical train carriage and created statues on the roof of the Opéra de Paris. Today, with workshops based in Yainville, Normandy, Christofle silver can be found in the Palais de l’Elysée as well as palaces and fine dining establishments all over the world.

Christofle Tableware

Albi Accessories

Albi Accessories

Albi Crystal

Albi Crystal

Albi Cutlery

Albi Flatware

Albi Gold Dinnerware

Albi Gold

Albi Platinum Dinnerware

Albi Platinum

América Cutlery

America

Anémone Belle Époque

Anémone Belle Époque

Arborescence

Arborescence

Aria Cutlery

Aria

B.Y Cutlery

B.Y

B.Y Œnologie

B.Y Œnologie

Baby Gifts

Baby Gifts

Bulle d'Argent

Bulle d'Argent

Chopsticks

Chopsticks

Garden

Garden

Cluny Crystal

Cluny Crystal

Cluny Cutlery

Cluny Flatware

Commodore Cutlery

Commodore

Crystal Vases

Crystal Vases

Cutlery Storage

Cutlery Storage

Desk Accessories

Desk Accessories

Engraving Service

Engraving Service

Fidélio Accessories

Fidélio Accessories

Fidélio Cutlery

Fidélio Flatware

Galéa Cutlery

Galea

Guilloché Service Plates

Guilloché Service Plates

Hudson Cutlery

Hudson

Iriana Crystal

Iriana Crystal

Jardin d'Eden Accessories

Jardin d'Eden

Jardin d'Eden Cutlery

Jardin d'Eden Flatware

Judaica Collection

Judaica Collection

K+T

Christofle K+T

L’âme de Christofle

L’âme de Christofle

Madison 6

Madison 6

Malmaison Accessories

Malmaison Accessories

Malmaison Cutlery

Malmaison

Malmaison Gold Dinnerware

Malmaison Gold

Malmaison Platinum Dinnerware

Malmaison Platinum

Marly Cutlery

Marly

Marly Gold Crystal

Marly Gold Crystal

Marly Platinum Crystal

Marly Platinum Crystal

Meteores

Christofle Meteores

Museum Reeditions

Museum Reeditions

Oh De Christofle

Oh De Christofle

Orangerie Gold Dinnerware

Orangerie Gold

Orangerie Platinum Dinnerware

Orangerie Platinum

Origine Cutlery

Origine Flatware

Osiris Cutlery

Christofle Osiris Flatware

Paiva Dinnerware

Paiva Dinnerware

Perles 2 Cutlery

Perles 2 Flatware

Perles Cutlery

Christofle Perles Flatware

Perles Dinnerware

Perles Dinnerware

Personal Accessories

Personal Accessories

Photo Frames

Photo Frames

Rubans Cutlery

Rubans Flatware

Scottish Crystal

Scottish Crystal

Silver Time

Silver Time

Smoking Accessories

Smoking Accessories

Spatours Cutlery

Spatours Flatware

Squeeze Accessories

Squeeze

Trianon

Trianon

Vertigo

Christofle Vertigo

Vertigo Accessories

Vertigo

Vertigo Dinnerware

Vertigo Dinnerware

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