Christofle Silver and metals

Noble or not, metal has been at the heart of the Maison Christofle's business since its foundation.

Gold

Silver

Steel

Other Metals


 

Gold

 

Gold, the definition of noble metal, is almost unalterable. Relatively soft, it is almost never used pure. The alloy with other metals gives it the necessary resistance and the desired color.

Maison Christofle uses it for its goldsmithery, its jewelry and the decoration of some porcelain and crystal models.

For jewelry, the alloy used is 75% gold mixed with copper and silver, called 750 thousandths (18 carats). The higher the proportion of copper, the more pronounced the pink tint of the gold. White gold, on the other hand, is an alloy of gold and silver. To avoid tarnishing, Christofle's white gold is rhodium-plated.

  • 24-Piece Flatware Set for 6 People in 24-carat Gold Gilded Metal Chest 24-Piece Flatware Set for 6 People in 24-carat Gold Gilded Metal Chest
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    MOOD Gold

    24-Piece Flatware Set for 6 People in 24-carat Gold Gilded Metal Chest

    12,500€
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  • Sterling-Silver Gilded 24 carats Bangle Ring Sterling-Silver Gilded 24 carats Bangle Ring
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    Patte de Lion

    Sterling-Silver Gilded 24 carats Bangle Ring

    550€
    Available
  • Sterling silver Gilded 18 carats Tie Necklace Chain Pompon Sterling silver Gilded 18 carats Tie Necklace Chain
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    Pompon

    Sterling silver Gilded 18 carats Tie Necklace Chain

    1,800€
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  • Silver-plated Christmas Ball 2022 Gold Silver-Plated Christmas Ornament 2022 Edition - Gold
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    Sève d'Argent

    Silver-Plated Christmas Ornament 2022 Edition - Gold

    215€
    Available
  • Porcelain Bread Plate Gold Finish Porcelain Bread Plate Gold Finish
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    Malmaison Impériale

    Porcelain Bread Plate Gold Finish

    105€
    Available
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    Idole de Christofle

    Gold & Diamond Circle Ring

    3,550€
    Available
  • Boucles d'oreille créoles en argent massif dorées 18 cts Pompon Sterling Silver Gilded 18 carats Hoop earrings
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    Pompon

    Sterling Silver Gilded 18 carats Hoop earrings

    650€
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  • Packshots/S2 2022 packshot products/Malmaison Impériale/B07688130_T_ponmiz Porcelain Dessert/Luncheon/Salad plate Gold Finish
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    Malmaison Impériale

    Porcelain Dessert/Luncheon/Salad plate Gold Finish

    125€
    Available
  • Dinner plate Malmaison  Porcelain

    Malmaison

    Porcelain Dinner Plate Gold Finish

    85€
    Available
 
  • Bear Haute orfèvrerie - small size Bear small version in Sterling Silver
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    Ours

    Bear small version in Sterling Silver - Haute Orfèvrerie

    9,000€
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  • Sterling-Silver Open Ring Rhodium-Plated Sterling-Silver Open Ring Rhodium-Plated
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    Patte de Lion

    Sterling-Silver Open Ring Rhodium-Plated

    490€
    Available
  • 06700002X490001_F_ibatsl Sterling Silver Ring, Andrée Putman x Christofle

    Idole de Christofle

    Sterling Silver Ring, Andrée Putman x Christofle

    430€
    Available
  • Sterling-Silver Cuff Bracelet Rhodium-Plated Sterling-Silver Cuff Bracelet Rhodium-Plated
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    Patte de Lion

    Sterling-Silver Cuff Bracelet Rhodium-Plated

    1,800€
    Available
  • Set of 6 christmas ornaments Sève d'Argent
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    Sève d'Argent

    Set of 6 Sterling Silver Celebration Ornaments

    250€
    Available
  • Individual place settings (5 pieces) Malmaison  Sterling sil 5-Piece Sterling Silver Flatware Set

    Malmaison

    5-Piece Sterling Silver Flatware Set

    1,665€
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  • Bangle Idole de Christofle  Sterling silver Thin Sterling Silver Bangle

    Idole de Christofle

    Thin Sterling Silver Bangle

    560€
    Available
  • Engraving
    Baby cup Perles  Sterling silver
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    Perles

    Sterling Silver Baby Cup

    690€
    Available
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    Albi

    Sterling silver picture frame - for 13 x 18 cm photos

    465€
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  • Long sautoir à nouer - Ceinture en argent massif Pompon
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    Sterling Silver Long Tie Necklace - Belt

    1,950€
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  • Sterling silver Eyeglass holder long necklace Pompon
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    Sterling Silver Eyeglass Holder Long Necklace

    1,250€
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Silver

 

Malleable, ductile, shiny, silver is the goldsmith's favorite noble metal. Maison Christofle uses it to produce usual and decorative items as well as jewelry.

As gold, silver is too soft to be used pure. For solid silver, Maison Christofle uses an alloy with a minimum of 93% silver and copper, which guarantees the title of 925 thousandths. However, to silver items, silver is used 99.9% pure.

 

 

Steel

Steel. This alloy of grey iron and carbon is used for tools. Easily sharpened, it was once used for all cutlery blades. It's only after the Second World War that stainless steel became widespread.

Adding chromium (10%) and nickel (18%) to the alloy makes this new steel less susceptible to corrosion. Today, all blades are made of stainless steel.

Maison Christofle offers collections of cutlery and tableware in steel called 18/10 steel or 304 stainless steel. Today the blades are made of 13/0 steel, an alloy with 13% chromium, nickel free.

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    Essentiel

    24-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set with Chest

    700€
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  • MOOD Party tray Stainless Steel MOOD Party Tray
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    MOOD Party

    Stainless Steel MOOD Party Tray

    1,100€
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  • Flatware set for 12 people (75 pieces) L'Ame de Christofle

    L'Ame de Christofle

    75-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set with Ambassadeur Chest

    1,960€
    Available
  • Photophore clear Mood Nomade Stainless steel
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    MOOD

    Clear Hurricane in Glass and Stainless Steel

    170€
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  • Bowl 10,5cm Oh de Christofle  Stainless steel
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    Oh de Christofle

    Small Stainless Steel Bowl

    115€
    Available
  • Products/5942000_FP_tktnq3 Stainless Steel Shaker
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    Oh de Christofle

    Stainless Steel Shaker

    165€
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  • Four light candelabra Arborescence  Stainless steel
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    Arborescence

    Stainless Steel 4-Arm Candelabra

    1,400€
    Available
  • Photophore Oh de Christofle  Stainless steel Large Stainless Steel Hurricane Candle Holder
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    Oh de Christofle

    Large Stainless Steel Hurricane Candle Holder

    430€
    Available
  • Rectangular tray  Oh de Christofle  Stainless steel
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    Oh de Christofle

    Walnut wood and stainless steel Rectangular Tray - 31 x 58 cm

    430€
    Available
 

Other metals

 

These metals are used most of the time in the creation of the various alloys that the goldsmith uses. Since its creation, Maison Christofle has demonstrated that the brilliance of its know-how is only matched by the brilliance of the metals that it never ceases to shape.

 

Tin

 

Tin, grey and soft, is mainly used as an alloy for weldings and for some high-relief elements of silver items.

This metal, combined with copper and antimony, was used by Maison Christofle for two historical collections: Gallia (1898-1974) and Etains de Carville (1926-1937).

Copper

 

The copper is red, ductile and malleable. It is used for certain moldings.

Its high electrical conductivity made it the favourite metal for the massive electroplating the House carried out until the Second World War.

Brass

 

Brass, sometimes called yellow copper, is an alloy of yellow copper and zinc alloy.

It is widely used for flat and hollow items which will then be silvered. It gets deformed, becomes silvered and gilds easily.

Bronze

 

Bronze, mixing copper and tin in varying proportions, is a flowing alloy. It is used for high relief elements such as feet, buttons, items handles or sculptures. Its finish is patinated, silvered or goldened.

Nickel

 

Nickel silver is a white copper, zinc and nickel alloy, more resistant than brass. It is mainly used for silver metal cutlery. Maison Christofle used to employ it for its hotel collections under the name of White Metal.