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Luc Lanel for Christofle Gallia Silver Plate "Ondulation" Cocktail Shaker

US$950

About

An elegant French Art Deco 1930s silver plate cylindrical cocktail or Martini shaker by silversmith Christofle as part of their Gallia range in the "Ondulation" design created by Luc Lanel. The "Ondulation" design was created for the luxury liner SS Normandie by the designer Luc Lanel. This grand ocean liner's first-class passenger spaces were decorated in the trendiest Art Deco style and filled with luxuries; the bars filled with the nicest Art Deco cocktail shakers. Three-sectioned designed cocktail shaker with removable cap and strainer. Lovely Art Deco design with decorative bands of engraving around the base. Marked underside with legal silversmith hallmarks, "Gallia", together with the Chess O/C (Orfevrerie Christofle) mark and the Rooster mark. Also signed Prod. Christofle and France. Comes with its original brand gift box. Measurements: 3.75 in. diameter (9.5 cm) x 10.25 in. high (26 cm).

Details

  • Creator
    Gallia (Retailer),Christofle (Metalworker),Luc Lanel (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.24 in. (26 cm)Diameter: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Metal shiny with minor surface scratches due to normal use. Come with its original branded gift box, in used condition.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: U1021stDibs: LU1632224738042

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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
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About the Metalworker

Christofle

Although he started his career as a jeweler in 1830 — after apprenticing with his copper jeweler brother-in-law years earlier — Charles Christofle (1805–63) recognized that Second Empire France had an untapped audience for luxury silverware and tableware.

Gold and silver gilt had been the high-end standard in the 18th century, yet society after the Industrial Revolution demanded a more affordable, but still refined, approach. So in the 1840s, Christofle cornered the market on electrolytic gilding and silver plating, dominating the hold on patents in the country for over a decade. His work soon attracted the attention of Louis-Philippe I and then Napoleon III, under whom he was named Fournisseur de l’Empereur, cementing the prestige of his brand.

While Christofle created decadent centerpieces and tableware for the French palaces — as well as prominent clients like the Orient Express — the company’s electroplating of silverware that was far less expensive than that made by silversmiths attained widespread popularity. At a time when many who could not afford gold or silver still used wooden utensils, Christofle was a game changer for at-home dining. An appearance at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago furthered the company’s reach to American consumers who would soon rival the manufacturer’s European clientele.

The 20th century saw Christofle adapting to changing tastes in its offerings, such as the Aria collection, which debuted in 1985 with column-like lines on its flatware designed by Bernard Yot, and the playful egg-shaped silverware container introduced in 2015 that opens to reveal a full flatware set. The company also now sells barware, home accessories and even jewelry, harkening back to its roots. Now almost two centuries old, Christofle maintains its reputation as a leading flatware and silverware company under the ownership of the Chalhoub group, its utensils gracing tables in homes, hotels and restaurants all over the world.

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