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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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Christofle Silverplate Marly Flatware SET with BOX
Jul 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Christofle Silverplate Marly Flatware SET with BOX
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2757 Bids
Christofle cutlery set in timber lift top cutlery canteen with brass mounts & (H:20cm W:60cm D:48cm)
Jul 25, 1:00 PM AEST
Christofle cutlery set in timber lift top cutlery canteen with brass mounts & (H:20cm W:60cm D:48cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,400- AUD1,600
AUD1,3006 Bids
Christofle French Silverplated 140pc. Flatware Set
Jul 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Christofle French Silverplated 140pc. Flatware Set
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1253 Bids
Christofle Paris French Silverplated Water Pitcher
Jul 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Christofle Paris French Silverplated Water Pitcher
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
Christofle French Silverplated Butler Serving Tray
Jul 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Christofle French Silverplated Butler Serving Tray
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
cutlery for 6 persons, Christofle, Malmaison, silver
Jul 27, 11:00 AM CEST
cutlery for 6 persons, Christofle, Malmaison, silver
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €300- €600
€2801 Bid
147pc CHRISTOFLE 'AMERICA' SILVERPLATE FLATWARE
Jul 27, 1:00 PM EDT
147pc CHRISTOFLE 'AMERICA' SILVERPLATE FLATWARE
by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$1,0001 Bid
(12 Pc) Christofle Gilt Teaspoon Set
Jul 25, 12:00 PM EDT
(12 Pc) Christofle Gilt Teaspoon Set
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
CHRISTOFLE STERLING GLASS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS
Jul 27, 10:00 AM EDT
CHRISTOFLE STERLING GLASS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$101 Bid
CHRISTOFLE STERLING GLASS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS
Jul 27, 10:00 AM EDT
CHRISTOFLE STERLING GLASS SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$101 Bid
(13 Pc) Christofle Gilt Flatware Set
Jul 25, 12:00 PM EDT
(13 Pc) Christofle Gilt Flatware Set
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
Christofle Silver Plate Cutlery Service, 22 Pcs.
Aug 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Christofle Silver Plate Cutlery Service, 22 Pcs.
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $400- $600
$1000 Bids
(2 Pc) Christofle Malmaison Gilt Gravy Boat and Bowl
Aug 06, 12:00 PM EDT
(2 Pc) Christofle Malmaison Gilt Gravy Boat and Bowl
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $200- $2,000
$1000 Bids
4pc Christofle French Silver Plate Tea and Coffee Set late 19th / early 20th cen
Aug 18, 10:00 AM PDT
4pc Christofle French Silver Plate Tea and Coffee Set late 19th / early 20th cen
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $250- $300
$2000 Bids
2pc Christofle France Gilt & Platinum Banded Porcelain Cream & Sugar in La Paiva
Aug 18, 10:00 AM PDT
2pc Christofle France Gilt & Platinum Banded Porcelain Cream & Sugar in La Paiva
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $200- $300
$1500 Bids
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18 tg. Fischbesteck "Christofle" mit Ziermonogramm, versilbert, L-20,5 cm
Aug 03, 1:45 PM CEST
18 tg. Fischbesteck "Christofle" mit Ziermonogramm, versilbert, L-20,5 cm
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€300 Bids
19TH C. GILT BRONZE CHRISTOFLE CENTERPIECE, 3 PIECES SET
Jul 26, 1:30 PM PDT
19TH C. GILT BRONZE CHRISTOFLE CENTERPIECE, 3 PIECES SET
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $12,000- $15,000
$8,0000 Bids
CHRISTOFLE PORCELAIN OCEAN & BYZANTIUM BLUE SERVICE, 36 PIECES
Jul 26, 1:30 PM PDT
CHRISTOFLE PORCELAIN OCEAN & BYZANTIUM BLUE SERVICE, 36 PIECES
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $15,000- $25,000
$8,0000 Bids
LA FAUVETTE CHRISTOFLE SILVER PLATED BIRD 'LUMIERE' COLLECTION
Jul 26, 1:30 PM PDT
LA FAUVETTE CHRISTOFLE SILVER PLATED BIRD 'LUMIERE' COLLECTION
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $600- $800
$3500 Bids
SET OF EIGHT 19TH C. FRENCH SILVER PLATED CHRISTOFLE CENTERPIECES WITH ORIGINAL STORAGE TRUNK
Jul 26, 1:30 PM PDT
SET OF EIGHT 19TH C. FRENCH SILVER PLATED CHRISTOFLE CENTERPIECES WITH ORIGINAL STORAGE TRUNK
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $15,000- $25,000
$12,0000 Bids
A 5 PC. CHRISTOFLE SILVERPLATED TEA SET
Jul 26, 1:30 PM PDT
A 5 PC. CHRISTOFLE SILVERPLATED TEA SET
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$1,5000 Bids
A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER PLATED FIVE LIGHT CANDELABRA CHRISTOFLE, PARIS
Jul 26, 1:30 PM PDT
A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER PLATED FIVE LIGHT CANDELABRA CHRISTOFLE, PARIS
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,5000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Christofle Silver


Auction Plus, Inc.

Auction Plus, Inc.

Akiba Galleries

Akiba Galleries

Hill Auction Gallery

Hill Auction Gallery

Leonard Joel

Leonard Joel