Beautiful Christofle large oval basket weave / vannerie centerpiece. This is a tightly woven, top of the line Christofle piece, not one from their more affordable collection. It is clearly marked on the underside with Christofle France, the oval in a rectangle mark used between 1862 and 1935 with letters CC on either side of a scale topped by stars. Christofle's origins date to 1830 when Charles Christofle took over the management of his parent's small Paris jewelry shop. The firm employed only the most talented workmen, designers and sculptors. Charles promoted the firm participating in international exhibitions where Christofle was always distinguished. This resulted in commissions from Emperor Napoleon III of France, among other royalty, and the aristocracy soon followed. After five generations, Christofle is still family owned and operated, and remains the purveyor of elegant design and superior quality tableware worldwide. Perfect to decorate a large dining room table or console. This is a heavy and substantial piece weighing almost 3 lbs. unpacked. See photo with soda can to get an idea of its proportions. In very good used condition with minor wear to plate as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 18" long by 11 1/2" wide by 4" high approximately.
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