MARLY: ELEGANCE OF THE LOUIS XV STYLE

The Marly collection takes its name from the Château de Marly built by Louis XIV in the west of Paris, which was to be totally destroyed during the Revolution.  It is in this "country castle", where etiquette was less rigid. Here the shape of the plate "with marli" would have been created (the marli is the peripheral inclined part of a plate, allowing it to be handled without dirtying the fingers).

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Flatware

Barware

Exceptional Materials

SPECIAL OFFER​

For any order* in the MARLY & MALMAISON collections, ​
receive free of charge:​
1 spreader knife for every order between 1 500 and 2 999€.​
6 cake forks for all orders between 3 000 and 5 999€.​
12 cake forks for every order between 6 000 and 8 499€. ​
1 silver plated tray for all orders over 8 500€. 

 

*amount including VAT spent within the Marly and Malmaison collections, while stocks last, gifts cannot be combined (only one gift per order), choice of gifts directly in the basket​

Marly Flatware

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    Marly

    Silver-Plated Dinner Fork

    92€
    Available
  • Dinner knife Marly  Silver plated

    Marly

    Silver-Plated Dinner Knife

    100€
    Available
  • Flatware set for 12 people (48 pieces) Marly  Silver plated
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    Marly

    48-Piece Silver-Plated Flatware Set with Chest

    4,180€
    Available
  • Flatware set for 12 people (110 pieces) - Imperial chest  Ma
    Best Seller

    Marly

    110-Piece Silver-Plated Flatware Set with Imperial Chest

    9,260€
    Available

MARLY YESTERDAY AND TODAY

 "I built Versailles for my court, Trianon for my family, Marly for my friends", said Louis XIV. He liked to take refuge in this refined domain from time to time to get away from the excesses of Versailles. The Château de Marly no longer exists, but the spirit is still there: a festive, elegant spirit, without ostentation...


Constantly present in the Christofle catalogue since 1897 under the name of Collection MARLY LOUIS XV, the Marly collection has evolved over time to become more modern, while retaining the distinctive elements of the Louis XV style, sometimes also called Rococo: asymmetrical decorative motifs, often inspired by nature, such as the acanthus leaf or shells.

Marly Barware

  • media/catalog/product/D/i/Dinner_20fork_20Marly_20_20Silver_20plated_00038003000101_F Silver-Plated Dinner Fork

    Marly

    Silver-Plated Dinner Fork

    92€
    Available
  • Dinner knife Marly  Silver plated

    Marly

    Silver-Plated Dinner Knife

    100€
    Available
  • Flatware set for 12 people (48 pieces) Marly  Silver plated
    Iconic

    Marly

    48-Piece Silver-Plated Flatware Set with Chest

    4,180€
    Available
  • Flatware set for 12 people (110 pieces) - Imperial chest  Ma
    Best Seller

    Marly

    110-Piece Silver-Plated Flatware Set with Imperial Chest

    9,260€
    Available
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THE ACANTHUS LEAF

 

A decorative motif characteristic of ancient Greece, found for example at the top of Corinthian columns, the acanthus is characterised by long, broad leaves, with numerous indentations and graceful curls, allowing for a wide range of creative variations. The Acanthus leaf inspired Greek and Roman artists as well as those of the Renaissance and modern times by imitating Antiquity.

 

Widely used in the Louis XV Rocaille style, it is often represented, as in the Marly collection, in an asymmetrical way to give an impression of movement. A true ode to nature.

Marly Exceptional Materials

  • Standard dinner knife Marly  Sterling silver

    Marly

    Sterling Silver Standard Knife

    295€
    Available
  • Individual place settings (5 pieces) Marly  Sterling silver

    Marly

    5-Piece Sterling Silver Flatware Set

    1,515€
    Available
  • Flatware set for 6 people (24 pieces) Marly  Sterling silver

    Marly

    24-Piece Sterling Silver Flatware Set with Chest

    7,410€
    Available
  • 36-Piece Sterling Silver Flatware Set with Chest
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    Marly

    36-Piece Sterling Silver Flatware Set with Chest

    10,560€
    Available

CONCHS AND SHELLS

The shell. It evokes the sea, its delights and its promise of adventure. Its sensual volute form a delicate imprint, a gentle wave movement so well captured by Botticelli when he reveals his Venus emerging from the sea.

As it became more modern over time, the shell motif became asymmetrical, and was once again used in furniture and architecture in the Renaissance.  The decorations of the Château de Versailles and the Trianon are spectacular examples of this, opening the door to what would later become the Rocaille style.

Christofle's Marly collection thus creates a link between the French 17th century and a very contemporary tribute to Nature.

The Marly Collection imagined by Alex @A_OnTheRoad

Alex (@A_OnTheRoad) is a passionate content creator and foodie enthusiast. Always ready to jump on the next train or booking his next table. Alex has used his favorite Marly Collection to embellish his summer outdoor table.

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ASYMMETRICAL patterns

Louis XV style, ROCOCO

ACANTHUS leaves and SHELLS

The graceful luxuriance of ANCIENT GREECE

Rounded forms, in MOVEMENT

 

 

SYMMETRICAL patterns

The EMPIRE style

Palmettes and royal EAGLES

The spectacular majesty of ANCIENT ROME

GEOMETRIC friezes

 

WHAT IS THE LOUIS XV STYLE?

 

Period: 1735 to 1760

Style: Graceful - feminine - exuberant - becoming simpler at the end of the period

Shapes: Harmonious for the rocaille period - precious - delicate - infinitely varied - lack of symmetry in ornamentation.

Dominant ornaments : Crossbow contours - rocaille - shell

Flora: foliage crook, long and narrow acanthus leaf, fillets

Christofle models : Marly - Pompadour - Sceaux - Cluny - Chinon