How Much Is Your Silverware Worth?
Do you own any Christofle silverware? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide an appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.
Christofle, a brand that has won over the world’s greats
The birth of Christofle dates back to 1830, when Charles Christofle created a jewellery house of the same name. The company specialises in goldsmithery and tableware. The development of silver metal was quick to seduce Louis-Philippe and especially Napoleon III with his order of 4000 pieces for the Tuileries Palace. The company made a name for itself thanks to its creations for the Palais Garnier and its participation in the Universal Exhibition in Chigago in 1893. In 1942, the company acquired patents for silvering and gilding by electrolysis. Christofle was bought in 2012 by the Chaloub group.
Creations sought after by collectors
Christofle stood out through their creations during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. The brand manufactured cutlery for first class and officer’s class on the ocean liner Normandie (nearly 40,000 pieces). The company collaborated with various famous designers such as Paul Follot, Gio Ponti and Lino Sabattini. The techniques used are quite classical.
The cutlery set (la ménagère), a speciality of the Christofle company
The Christofle cutlery set (in French, la ménagère) became a must-have wedding gift. It represented the “made in France” label abroad. The factory has been located in Yainville in Normandy since 1971. The cutlery can still be found on the greatest gastronomic tables and in luxury hotels.
The price of Christofle silverware
Christofle pieces and cutlery sets are frequently found on the market. Prices can be quite high for the rarest objects. Lovers of goldsmithery appreciate creations by this brand. A cutlery set can easily reach 1300 euros if it is complete and in good condition. A rare piece representing a 19th century pedestal table on tripod in gold- and silver-plated metal sold for 13,000 euros in 2014.
How do we appraise your Christofle silverware?
Requesting an online valuation of your silverware is simple. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our silverware experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.
A team of experts and auctioneers
If you own a Christofle silverware, use our online form for an appraisal.
You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your painting, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.