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S.S. NORMANDIE: A PAIR OF FRENCH ART DECO SILVER-PLATED ICE BUCKETS, LUC LANEL FOR CHRISTOFLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1935

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 USD

S.S. NORMANDIE: A PAIR OF FRENCH ART DECO SILVER-PLATED ICE BUCKETS, LUC LANEL FOR CHRISTOFLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1935

S.S. NORMANDIE: A PAIR OF FRENCH ART DECO SILVER-PLATED ICE BUCKETS, LUC LANEL FOR CHRISTOFLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1935

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 USD

S.S. NORMANDIE: A PAIR OF FRENCH ART DECO SILVER-PLATED ICE BUCKETS, LUC LANEL FOR CHRISTOFLE, PARIS, CIRCA 1935

engraved with the French Line monogram CGT

marked on bases and numbered 20

height 7 in.

17.8 cm

Both with the incised line at base rim and upper rim polished away in some spots; also to lower part of monogram on one. Both also with minor dings to rims. Each with a small crease below one handle. Interiors with scratches to walls and bases. Good condition otherwise.

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Please note that the spelling of Christofle has been corrected in the guarantee line.

Louis-Rene Vian, Arts Décoratifs À Bord des Paquebots Français 1880-1960, Paris, 1992, pp. 220-221

Bruno Foucart et al., Normandie: Queen of the Seas, New York, 1985, p. 134

John Maxtone-Graham, Normandie: France's Legendary Art Deco Oceanliner, New York, 2007, pp. 186-187 (for related objects executed by Christofle for the S. S. Normandie)

These were commissioned for First Class Service aboard the legendary S.S. Normandie ocean liner, built for the French Line, Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT). She entered service in 1935 as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat, crossing the Atlantic in a record 4.14 days. The luxurious interiors were designed in Art Deco style and overseen by French architect Roger-Henri Expert.