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CHRISTOFLE Gallia French Art Deco Tableware: Sailboat for Salt Pepper
The esteemed French Christofle line began in 1830, and has serviced kings and wealthy commoners with its array of sterling, silverplate and other metal goods for the home and table. From 1900 to 1937, the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movement demanded articles that were not quite so staid, and that would convey the spirit of both movements. Thus, Christofle hired innovative, forward-thinking designers for its Gallia line. This little gem is fully marked to the bottom with the Gallia mark. It's a whimsical silverplate sailboat, set with two glass bowls for salt and pepper, which will surely sail around your holiday table so all can admire it! The sailboat is Art Deco, produced in the late 1920s to 1930s. It measures 5" long by 4 1/2" tall. The glass bowls are original. One has a tiny fleabite at the rim and the interior of the boat has some corrosion from the salt over the years, although it is fully functional and very beautiful! We purchased this item in Belgium.
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