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Christofle cutleries in sterling

silver are limited to a smaller choice. Most cutleries which they receive in sterling silver from Christofle are also available in silvered implementation. Christofle was founded at the beginning of the 19th century as a factory to the production by silvered goods. However, already at the middle of the 18th century had acquired to themselves Christofle his call, cutleries and board silver from sterling silver were produced for the French court as well as for other royal families in Europe.

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Before this historical background

we find again cutleries of course also in sterling silver. An absolute exception to it – and not only with the cutleries of Christofle - forms the cutlery Renaissance which is produced bit by bit in detailed manual labor. The name refers to the French Renaissance and you recognize at the end of the clutch a small mask - a mascara - which forms the centre of a latticework from scrolls. In the mood acanthus sheets mark the centre of the clutch which are not simply stamped, but bit by bit with the hand from the sterling silver are worked out. The decoration is completed by the engraving at the back of the fork and the spoon which marks a counterbalance at the opulent end of the clutch. Differently than all remaining cutleries of Christofle, this is only with a three-prongs-fork. The proportions of the knife lean against the cutleries of the 16th century. This design made in 1970ies of course is no reply of a cutlery from the Renaissance, but the adaptation of the use of forms of the 16th century, anew interpreted by Christofle. Every single part of this cutlery makes the luxurious manual labor and the unusual design to a piece of art. This cutlery is produced merely in sterling silver and can be delivered if requested in gilt implementation. They find again silver of course the most popular models of Christofle in sterling.

In particular the Malmaison,

a front runner would be mentioned here also in silvered implementation. The draught to the cutlery Christofle Malmaison was ordered originally by Napoleon voucher-striking, called after the castle of his wife, which empress Josephine. The unmistakable sign of this emblematic design is the palm leaves edge him all cutlery parts adorns – by the way, also all parts of the board silver. Besides you find also the models Marly, Albi and Perles which may not be absent on account of her popularity in the really silver implementation.

Jardin d'Eden – the garden

Eden – the Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is the latest draught of a silver cutlery of Christofle. The specific feature of this cutlery is the decoration which stretches itself about the whole cutlery flatly and finds itself as it were tattooed also on the knife blades. All over is this cutlery with blossoms, scrolls to apples overcast. This decoration unfolds the most luxuriant charm in the part-gilt variation. This decoration on the Christofle cutlery became popular in the shortest time, so that this cutlery is available now also in sterling silver. Besides this pattern is complemented with a whole series of trays and centrepieces of silver. A special variation this cutlery is with certainty the implementation in sterling silver with golden applications. No matter to which model you tend, with a sterling silver cutlery of Christofle: you hold in your hand outstanding design and excellent quality from one of the first houses for cutlery in this world.


sterling silver

Silver is the first metal of which cutleries were made of and the material has the reputation to possess bactericidal qualities. A sterling cutlery of massive silver is even after decades an object of great value. Depending on the execution real silver objects are not made out of pure silver, but material silver (Ag) are mixed with copper (Cu). The proportionate mass of this alloy is specified in thousandth. So the 800th silver contains 80% of silver and 20% of copper, the 925th silver – also called sterling silver – 7.5% of copper and so on. Therefore, the color of the silver also differs slightly, depending to the percentage of copper in the alloy. Mainly for optical reasons massive silver is galvanized often with a layer of pure silver. Silver is marked with the punch which refers to the punch law of the country of origin. In Germany the imperial crown and the half moon has to be beside the brand of the manufacturer together with the thousandth number as a token for the real silver. In France, however, the head of Minerva in an octagon beside the punch of the manufacture is the juridically correct sign.

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