19th Century French Masterpiece Centerpiece by the celebrated Maison Christofle in Paris, France, fully hallmarked three-footed stand with outstanding ornate floral detail, masterfully crafted in gilt Bronze Dore from 1850 in the Louis XVI Style. This combination makes this special museum piece one of a very kind! The centerpiece is topped with a massive porcelain charger amazing hand painted with cherubs, girls and a beautiful landscape all enhanced with heavy gold from the Sevres factory, signed by the famous French artist Francois Valere-Bernard.
Very finely crafted from the highest quality. The stand is fully hallmarked with the French Christofle CC and other marks. Large Centerpiece plate is 40.5 cm diameter and stands 24 cm tall on three feet.Wonderful condition - no cracks, repairs or missing parts. Charles Christofle began his career at the age of 15, in 1820. He took over his brother-in-laws bijouterie-joaillerie'Maison Calmette' in 1830. After obtaining the exclusive rights of the galvanic process argenterie electro-chimique patented by Elkington & Co. And Ruolz, Christofle introduced his array of products to an approving audience at the Exposition des produits de l'industrie Française in Paris in 1844. Christofles gilt bronze, silver, and plated pieces were hugely successful. After his death in 1865 Paul Christofle and his nephew Henri Bouilhet succeeded him and the firm became known as Charles Christofle et Cie. Through their success and continued acclaim at the major international exhibitions, they won important commissions from King Louis-Philippe and Emperor Napoléon III and won the title of Fournisseur officiel du Roi et de l'Empereur. We try to present the merchandise as accurately as possible.
The presentation is based on the information available to us and to our knowledge. The item "French Museum Centerpiece Tazza Charles Christofle & Cie with Sevres Porcelain" is in sale since Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Collector Plates". The seller is "brandsdeluxe" and is located in Hollywood, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.