Monthly Archives: January 2013

Christofle of France

Christofle was founded in 1830 by Charles Christofle (1805-1863) as a jewellery manufacturing plant but when it purchased the patent of electroplating from Elkington & Co, England it diversed to include silverware to its products.  It became famous for the … Continue reading

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Focus On Catteau!

 Catteau was born in Douai, France in 1880 and on completion  of a ceramics course in the National Ceramics School of Sevres he joined the National Porcelain Factory in the same town.  In 1904 he transferred to the Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory … Continue reading

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D’Argental Glass

D’Argental glass originated from the the town of that name in the province of Lorraine in France.  The skill involved in producing cameo glass to the quality that D’Argental has become famous for was intricate, precise and organised.  The name … Continue reading

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