A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
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A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 24,000 - 35,000 GBP

A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 24,000 - 35,000 GBP

Starting bid:20,000GBP
(0 bids, reserve not met)
Lot closes:7 days, 10 hours
August 12, 01:15 PM (GMT)

Description

A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880


comprised of a centrepiece, a two-tier centrepiece, a pair of tazze each with cut-glass dishes, and a pair of six-light candelabra, cast with stylised foliage and cherubs as supports, the gilt-bronze stamped CHRISTOFLE and with various other marks

the centrepiece, 22.5cm. high, 53cm. wide, 23.5cm. deep; 1ft. 8¾in., 9¼in., two-tier centrepiece, 56cm. high; 1ft. 10in., each tazza, 31cm. high, 27cm. wide; 1ft.¼in., 10½in., each six-light candelabra, 66cm. high, 31.5cm. wide; 2ft. 2in., 1ft¼in.


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Condition Report

In overall good condition. Scattered minute chipping and scratches, consistent with age and use.

The centrepiece, 22.5cm high, 53cm wide, 23.5cm deep, with marks: S, 483995, and CHRISTOFLE

A pair of tazze, 31cm high, 27cm wide, with marks respectively: B, 948297, V2, and CHRISTOFLE; the other with A, 938369, and CHRISTOFLE

A pair of six-light candelabra, 66cm high, 31.5cm wide, with marks respectively: S, 928690, and CHRISTOFLE; the other with B, 936258, and CHRISTOFLE

Two tier centrepiece, 56cm. high; 1ft. 10in. with marks: D, 948052, and CHRISTOFLE


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Catalogue Note

Although best known for their work as silversmiths, Christofle & Cie also produced pieces in gilt-bronze and this garniture is a good example of the company's skilled craftsmanship in this medium. For their fine quality pieces, Christofle & Cie naturally enjoyed great success and in fact was appointed fournisseur du Roi Louis-Philippe and later in 1855 fournisseur de l'Empereur.


An almost identical centrepiece with two cherubs by Christofle was offered Sotheby's London, 26 February 1999, lot 111. Furthermore, an almost identical pair of six-branch candelabra by Christofle was sold Christie's London, 15 May 1997, lot 180.

A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND CUT-GLASS SIX-PIECE GARNITURE, BY CHRISTOFLE & CIE CIRCA 1880

12 August 2020 • London