Christofle Peau De Lion Cake Slice Pastry Server RARE Silver Plated Rossigneux
Date: November 23, 2022posted by: adminin: christofle
Exceptionally Rare’Peau de Lion’ Silver Plated Pastry Slice by Christofle (Alfenide Halphen Marks). Great overall condition, plating is still bright, some minor rubbing, surface marks, tiny dings, signs of age and use, commensurate with the clear pictures. You will receive the item pictured, so the photographs are integral to the condition report and listing. Christofle Halphen / Alfenide factory marks to the collar. 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. Approx 30.5cm l x 6.5cm widest point. Halphen / Christofle Agreement. Starting in 1853, a new industrial process had been invented by Français Levallois and this was put into use by Charles Haplhen. This new process allowed the fabrication of huge series of cutlery that could be plated later. Up to this point, Christofle’s cutlery was made one by one and could not keep up with demand. Christofle was reluctant to mass produce his own pieces. At the time, he was a bit restless to go on to some other type of metal work. Since the new production method required a heavy financial investment, Christofle signed a contract with Halphen, who was already making maillechort cutlery at his rue de Bondy factory. Under this agreement, cutlery for Christofle was designed by Christofle, Halphen produced the unplated maillechort pieces and then Christofle did the plating. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Silver Plate\Cutlery”. The seller is “pahlavi.london” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Approx Size: Approx 30.5cm l x 6.5cm widest point.