Castle, built near Paris by Louis XIV, which served as a place to entertain guests after the hunt. It was a place where the rigor of the Versailles Etiquette' was left aside. King Louis XV spent a lot of time there, and the interior was decorated to his personal tastes. This small castle, along with its 12 hunting pavilions were destroyed during the French Revolution. The gardens and the watering place are all that remain with the exception of the statues called the 'Marly Horses' which were saved, and can be seen today where the Champs Elysées joins the Place de la Concorde.
in the Rocaille style which best presents XVIII century France. This style came back into vogue at the end of the XIX century, when this pattern was created. Christofle reinvented the old motifs applying them to the highest standards befitting of the celebrated hallmark. The delicatness of the ornamenting can be seen in the perfectly balanced suppleness of the chasing technique. This is Christofle's oldest pattern. It has never been omitted from the catalogues, and has always been in high demand over the past 150 years, despite changing fashions. Perhaps the explanation is that it has come to be seen by many as 'typically French'; what one expects to find on a French table.
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metal with a silver plating in France. The silver is applied with a galvanic bath and is indicated in Germany usually in gramme for 12 forks and spoons, assumed with 24dm². In other countries such information predominantly is renounced. The surface is free of nickel.
knives with a hollow handle. Knives with a hollow handle have a blade of special steel which is clearly sharper than a blade from an simple chrome steel. The high-quality hollow handle knives are always composed from two parts, with this cutlery from the blade and the handle from silverplated. Christofle Marly gravee in silverplated is highly polished. The avantgarde cutlery has only some additional parts: from dinner knife hollow handle to dessert knife hollow handle, from dessert knife hollow handle to table knife hollow handle .
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