950 Japonism silver tea service by Christofle Orfevre, circa 1880. Spot hammered with applied decoration including gilt wisteria and copper bamboo, the covers of the teapot and sugar bowl each with three applied copper butteflies, complete with matching tray. Christofle Orfevres marks to the undersides, french 950 standard hallmarks and Christofle silver maker hallmarks to each piece. This design was likely encouraged by Tiffany's success of their mixed metals at the 1878 Paris Exposition derived from Japanese techniques.
Great overall condition, minor signs of use and wear. Tray: 12.5 inches diameter x 9 inches / Coffee Pot: 6 inches tall.
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"You are only as good as your last feedback". The item "Christofle Orfevre French 950 Silver & Mixed Metal Japonism Tea Set c1880" is in sale since Wednesday, December 18, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "gallery_xv" and is located in Gardena, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.