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Cardeilhac French Silver Renaissance Pattern Coffee Spoon - 950 Grade     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11299
Period: George VI
Year: 1945-1951
Silversmith: Cardeilhac
Place: Paris
Price: $ 440.00
Weight: 15 grams
Dimensions: 10.3 cm
Condition: Excellent

Description: A magnificent 950 grade French silver coffee spoon in the Renaissance pattern, that carries the mark of one of France's greatest silversmiths - Cardeilhac. The spoon has a pierced trilobe finial, with a smiling cherub's head in the centre, surrounded by very ornate scrolls. the centre of the stem is decorated with a reverse baluster design, and the stem is rectangular, with 90 degree angles. The bowl is connected to the stem with an ornate rat-tail. Needless to say, the quality and feel of this spoon is fabulous, and it is made of the higher grade 950 silver (as opposed to Sterling which is 925). The Renaissance pattern honours the Renaissance period, and has been described as one of Cardeilhac's most prestigious models. It was created in the Nineteenth century in the Neo-Gothic style. The spoon has 2 hallmarks, both very clear - the first is the Cardeilhac makers mark (crowned medal of Honour cross above crescent, in shaped punch, with initials JC for Jacques Cardeilhac, who worked 1945-1951). The second is the Minerva 950 standard guarentee mark. Maison Cardeilhac was founded in 1804, and became famous for fine chasing and naturalistic decoration (Napoleon was a customer). They were acquired by Christofle in 1951. Christofle was founded in Paris in 1830, and today is France's leading producer of silver, with a prestigious customer base (including the Trans Siberian Railway and Orient Express!) In 1990 Christofle relaunched the Renaissance pattern in sterling (925 grade), it is entirely hand made in the Haute Orfevrerie workshops in Paris - which produces Christofle's finest silver (Christofle website). It is made to order - this particlular spoon can be ordered on the Christofle website for Euro 1100. This Renaissance pattern is featured on the front cover of the book "Le Couvert e lu coutellerie de table Francaise du XIX siecle" by David Allan.
Cardeilhac French Silver Renaissance Pattern Coffee Spoon - 950 Grade
Cardeilhac French Silver Renaissance Pattern Coffee Spoon - 950 Grade

Cardeilhac French Silver Renaissance Pattern Coffee Spoon - 950 Grade
Renaissance Pattern silver 950 Coffee Spoon

Cardeilhac French Silver Renaissance Pattern Coffee Spoon - 950 Grade
Cardeilhac French Silver Renaissance Pattern

Cardeilhac French Silver Renaissance Pattern Coffee Spoon - 950 Grade
French silver hallmarks - Cardeilhac makers mark

Cardeilhac French Silver Renaissance Pattern Coffee Spoon - 950 Grade
Renaissance Pattern silver Coffee Spoon scale

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