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Christofle Silver

The Christofle name is synonymous with quality and Old World elegance. The company boasts a fabled legacy that dates back to early 19th century, when a young Charles Christofle took over the family jewelry business in the Marais district of Paris. With the help of his wealthy sister, Madame Rosine Bouilhet-Christofle, Charles secured the rights to the electroplating technologies invented by Elkington Silver Company of England.

This coveted innovation, combined with the patents of the French chemist Count Henri de Roulz, made it possible for Christofle to construct arguably the most advanced manufacturing plant for plated goods in the world. The firm employed the help of many legendary designers including Émile Reiber, Mathurin Moreau, and Auguste Madreaux, which helped Christofle receive international recognition.

Since its inception, Christofle has received important commissions both at home and abroad from figures including Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, Sultan Abdulaziz of the Ottoman Empire, and Emperor Napoleon II of France. Today, Christofle remains a family run business, owned and operated by the fifth generation of the Christofle family, and continues its tradition as purveyors of top quality tableware.


Quick Facts

  • The Christofle designs by Christian Fjerdingstad of Denmark, Gio Ponti of Italy, and Luc Lnel and Süe et Mare of France are among the most coveted by collectors
  • Christofle now boasts 75 retail collections in more than 120 countries throughout the world
  • In 2014, a four-piece Christofle sterling silver tea and coffee service set sold at Skinner Auctioneers for $3,000

Recommended Items at Auction

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Set of 6 charger / presention plates Christofle, model Malmaison, silver-plated.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Set of 6 charger / presention plates Christofle, model Malmaison, silver-plated.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €100- €300
€1003 Bids
Pair CHRISTOFLE Silver Plate Candle Holders FRANCE
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Pair CHRISTOFLE Silver Plate Candle Holders FRANCE
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $240
$253 Bids
Set of 6 charger / presention plates Christofle, model Malmaison, silver-plated.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Set of 6 charger / presention plates Christofle, model Malmaison, silver-plated.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €100- €300
€1002 Bids
(80Pc) Christofle "Concorde" Silverplated Flatware Set
Oct 11, 12:00 PM EDT
(80Pc) Christofle "Concorde" Silverplated Flatware Set
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $200- $2,000
$1002 Bids
Set of 6 dessert spoons Christofle Sterling, model Perles, silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Set of 6 dessert spoons Christofle Sterling, model Perles, silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €200- €350
€2001 Bid
Set of 6 dessert forks Christofle Sterling, model Perles, silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Set of 6 dessert forks Christofle Sterling, model Perles, silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €175- €350
€1701 Bid
12-piece Christofle knife set, model America, silver-plated.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
12-piece Christofle knife set, model America, silver-plated.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €50- €150
€501 Bid
2-piece lot serving forks Christofle Sterling, model Commodore, silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
2-piece lot serving forks Christofle Sterling, model Commodore, silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €150- €300
€1501 Bid
Set of 6 charger / presention plates Christofle, model Albi, silver-plated.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Set of 6 charger / presention plates Christofle, model Albi, silver-plated.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €100- €300
€1001 Bid
Candlestick / centerpiece Christofle, silver-plated.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Candlestick / centerpiece Christofle, silver-plated.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €25- €100
€251 Bid
Set of Christofle Perles Silverplate Flatware
Oct 04, 12:00 PM EDT
Set of Christofle Perles Silverplate Flatware
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
A Christofle Silver-Plate Kettle on Stand
Oct 10, 10:00 AM CDT
A Christofle Silver-Plate Kettle on Stand
by Hindman
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
5-piece coffee & tea service Christofle, model Malmaison, silver-plated.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
5-piece coffee & tea service Christofle, model Malmaison, silver-plated.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €200- €500
€1501 Bid
Thermos jug Christofle, model Bagatelle / Albi Large, silver-plated.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Thermos jug Christofle, model Bagatelle / Albi Large, silver-plated.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €100- €250
€1001 Bid
A 12-part cutlery set 'Boréal' by Christofle
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
A 12-part cutlery set 'Boréal' by Christofle
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €200- €400
€1001 Bid
Six Christofle Silverplate Sword-Form Skewers
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Six Christofle Silverplate Sword-Form Skewers
by Weschler's
Est: $30- $50
$151 Bid
5-Pc Christofle Tea & Coffee Service
Oct 08, 10:00 AM EDT
5-Pc Christofle Tea & Coffee Service
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $200- $300
$2001 Bid
Set of Christofle Silverplate Bird Place Card Holders
Oct 22, 2:00 PM EDT
Set of Christofle Silverplate Bird Place Card Holders
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $150- $300
$1200 Bids
Christofle French Silverplate Flower Frog
Oct 22, 2:00 PM EDT
Christofle French Silverplate Flower Frog
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $150- $250
$1200 Bids
Paperweight "heart" Christofle, silver-plated.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
Paperweight "heart" Christofle, silver-plated.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €10- €50
€100 Bids
6-piece set Christofle dinner spoons, model Chinon sterling, silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
6-piece set Christofle dinner spoons, model Chinon sterling, silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €400- €800
€4000 Bids
Christofle sugar scoop, model Chinon, silver-plated.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Christofle sugar scoop, model Chinon, silver-plated.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €30- €60
€100 Bids
Vintage Christofle Silverplate Covered Lid
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
Vintage Christofle Silverplate Covered Lid
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $200- $400
$1500 Bids
Christofle France Silverplated Sommelier Tastevin
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
Christofle France Silverplated Sommelier Tastevin
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $150- $300
$1200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Christofle Silver


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Kavanagh Auctions

Austin Auction Gallery

Austin Auction Gallery

Connoisseur Online

Connoisseur Online