1940s french Christofle silver vessel
The intended purpose of this gorgeous piece is a christening cup, and Christofle made numerous designs of them. We think that now it would be an incredible heirloom quality vessel, filled with soft florals or greenery.
Makers stamps on underside of base.
World renowned silversmith, Charles Christofle founded the company that bears his name in 1830. Originally a jeweler, he bought the patents silver plating and electrolytic gilding of gold in 1842.
He transformed ceremonial items and everyday objects: from jewelry to cutlery, gold smithery to sculptures, and decorative objects to tableware.
This is how silver came to be an integral player in art of living today.
Please note the signs of age and use, as pictured.
This vase was sourced from an estate in Aix-en-Provence.
Dimensions: 5.25" x 7.25"