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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 Modernist silverware collection, having Luc Lanel, Carl Christian Fjerdingstad, Andre Groult and Jean Bonnet as […]

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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 in Germany.  It was there that he learned the art of under-glazing ceramics.  In 1906 […]

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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 synonymous with d’Argental glass is Paul Nicolas (1875-1952) who originates from the Ecole de Nancy […]

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