Founded in 1830 by Charles Christofle, when he took over the jewelry workshop of his wife’s family, Christofle is a manufacturer of fine silver flatware and home accessories. In 1951 Christofle took over tools and patterns of famous silversmith Antoine Cardeilhac.
Introduced in 1967 and named after the favorite residence of Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine, Malmaison is Christofle’s flagship flatware. The iconic palm and lotus leaf frieze and the symmetry of the decoration are typical of the Empire style, which was largely inspired by Antiquity. This is Christofle’s most complete line, the only one that includes a caviar service.
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