Patte de Lion
Nov 29, 2022

Among Christofle's most sought-after pieces, one collection stands out for its extraordinary beauty.

The Patte De Lion collection is inspired by Prince Louis-Napoléon's architect , Charles Rossigneux.

Paying tribute to Christofle's legacy, the silversmithery revisited the table services and cutlery of the time

to create a bold jewellery collection composed of fourteen items.

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The name references Nemean Lion, a legendary creature from Greek mythology. Who Slaying the lion and bringing back its skin was the first of Hercules' Twelve Labors.
The Nemean Lion's impenetrable fur and skin made it an invincible beast, with razor-sharp claws capable of piercing any armour. Hercules was able to slay the
creature through subterfuge and claim its skin, which he used in place of armour. The pelt became one of Hercules' legendary attributes. 

Inspired by this tale, the 2022 Patte de Lion collection consists of nine solid silver pieces – a pendant, earrings, a cuff, a necklace and rings
in three models: an open ring, a cuff ring and a cross ring.

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Over time, fashion has borne witness to different types of trimmings, their patterns varying with great sophistication: tassels, fringes, cords, braids, lace and, lastly, pompoms.

This winter, Christofle bestows this particular motif on a cutlery collection and a jewellery line.

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