~ Large Christofle Silver Plated Serving Tray ~
This generously sized modern Silver Time rectangular tray with two handles in the “Malmaison” pattern is ideal for beverage service or table-top presentation.
One of Christofle’s most historic patterns, Malmaison typifies the Empire style, with its frieze of delicate palm and lotus leaves and symmetrical design. The name is a nod to the Chateau de la Malmaison, a favoured Parisian residence of Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Josephine.
On the underside of each handle the maker’s marks can be found, “CHRISTOFLE” “FRANCE” and a knight chesspiece with the letters O and C either side. We believe that this stamp both indicates the material to be silver plate and the date of manufacture to be between the years 1935 – 1985.
~ Christofle ~
Since 1830, Christofle, the Parisian silversmith, has devoted its talent to creating exceptional pieces for the table, sophisticated jewelry, and stunning home accessories and furniture.
Perpetually engaged in the pursuit of excellence, this prestigious company has revolutionized styles, techniques, and methods for the production and distribution of silver plate and decorative arts.
~ Dimensions ~
The tray weighs 3.45 Kg and measures 49 x 39.5 cm (19 x 15 and a half inches) and is 1.5 cm deep (just over half an inch).
The handles extend the length to a total of 61.5 cm (just over 24 inches) and the depth to 4cm (an inch and a half).
~ Condition ~
This piece is in excellent condition, with no dents or scratches. It bears just one mere blemish about 2mm in diameter in one corner of the tray.
The tray’s upper has a high polish and has a flat and mirror-like reflectivity, the underside is not so polished but is in good shape (pictured).
The piece comes with a custom, Christofle, anti-oxidant, tarnish-proof cloth case.