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

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CHRISTOFLE FRANCE Silver Plated Ice Bucket
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
CHRISTOFLE FRANCE Silver Plated Ice Bucket
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $200- $500
$15015 Bids
Christofle - Flatware set
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Christofle - Flatware set
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $1,400- $2,500
$1,4002 Bids
Christofle 18K & Silver Link Bracelet
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Christofle 18K & Silver Link Bracelet
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$202 Bids
LUC LANEL (1893 - 1965) POUR CHRISTOFLE
Oct 25, 4:00 PM CEST
LUC LANEL (1893 - 1965) POUR CHRISTOFLE
by Haynault
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,5001 Bid
LUC LANEL (1893 - 1965) POUR CHRISTOFLE
Oct 25, 4:00 PM CEST
LUC LANEL (1893 - 1965) POUR CHRISTOFLE
by Haynault
Est: €600- €800
€6001 Bid
CHRISTOFLE
Oct 27, 2:30 PM CEST
CHRISTOFLE
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €150- €200
€1501 Bid
An Andree Putman for Christofle Silver-Plate Canape Serving Dish
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
An Andree Putman for Christofle Silver-Plate Canape Serving Dish
by Hindman
Est: $300- $500
$251 Bid
Milchkännchen & Zuckerdose auf Tablett um 1930, Paar Serviergabeln in Schatulle, Silber & Fischvorleger Christofle um 1900
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Milchkännchen & Zuckerdose auf Tablett um 1930, Paar Serviergabeln in Schatulle, Silber & Fischvorleger Christofle um 1900
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
Est: €250- €300
€1500 Bids
Christofle Crown Silver Plated Flatware 175 Pc SET
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Christofle Crown Silver Plated Flatware 175 Pc SET
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
Arman (1928-2005) and Christofle Clipboard accumulation of violins Sizes: L=110mm Weight (
Oct 31, 10:00 AM CET
Arman (1928-2005) and Christofle Clipboard accumulation of violins Sizes: L=110mm Weight (
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Christofle - Sterling silver necklace
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Christofle - Sterling silver necklace
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $150- $300
$1500 Bids
LE 8 DE CHRISTOFLE PARIGI, 1973-1982 - LE 8 DE CHRISTOFLE PARIS, 1973-1982
Oct 21, 10:00 AM CEST
LE 8 DE CHRISTOFLE PARIGI, 1973-1982 - LE 8 DE CHRISTOFLE PARIS, 1973-1982
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €0- €0
€3000 Bids
CHRISTOFLE
Oct 23, 2:00 PM CEST
CHRISTOFLE
by Côte Basque Enchères
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids
CHRISTOFLE
Oct 23, 2:00 PM CEST
CHRISTOFLE
by Côte Basque Enchères
Est: €150- €200
€1400 Bids
CHRISTOFLE
Oct 23, 2:00 PM CEST
CHRISTOFLE
by Côte Basque Enchères
Est: €100- €150
€1000 Bids
CHRISTOFLE
Oct 23, 2:00 PM CEST
CHRISTOFLE
by Côte Basque Enchères
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
CHRISTOFLE
Oct 23, 2:00 PM CEST
CHRISTOFLE
by Côte Basque Enchères
Est: €100- €150
€1000 Bids
CINQ CLOCHES
Oct 23, 2:00 PM CEST
CINQ CLOCHES
by Côte Basque Enchères
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids
CHRISTOFLE
Oct 23, 2:00 PM CEST
CHRISTOFLE
by Côte Basque Enchères
Est: €60- €80
€600 Bids
Remnant cutlery, France, 20th
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Remnant cutlery, France, 20th
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1500 Bids
Christofle Bronze Scarab Vase, France, ca 1920
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Christofle Bronze Scarab Vase, France, ca 1920
by Material Culture
Est: $300- $600
$1500 Bids
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6 Kaffeelöffel, vergoldet "Christofle" Spatenform
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
6 Kaffeelöffel, vergoldet "Christofle" Spatenform
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€50 Bids
A VASE
Oct 26, 7:00 PM WEST
A VASE
by Renascimento
Est: €2,500- €3,500
€2,4000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Christofle Silver


Côte Basque Enchères

Côte Basque Enchères

Taylor & Harris

Taylor & Harris

Auction Plus, Inc.

Auction Plus, Inc.

Auktionshaus Eppli

Auktionshaus Eppli