A French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu And Baccarat Cut Crystal Centerpiece Signed Christofle
Item # 8575
A stunning French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and Baccarat cut crystal centerpiece, signed Christofle. The centerpiece is raised by stunning richly chased ormolu branch designed supports with richly chased etched leaves and richly detailed fruit in a satin and burnished finish. At each side are charming and wonderfully executed cherubs sitting while playing with birds and flowers. At the center is a finely cut oblong Baccarat crystal bowl with scalloped edge top. With all original gilt.
Christofle is a renowned manufacturer of fine silver based in France since 1830. Artists and designers such as the famous Parisian Silversmith Antoine Perrin (AP), Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, Gio Ponti, Andrée Putman and Richard Hutton are among those whose creations have been made by Christofle.