CHRISTOFLE ELECTROPLATE ‘MARLY GOLD’ PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, YAINVILLE, NORMANDY FRANCE, AFTER 1983; AND A SET OF TWELVE ‘GATCHINA PALACE’ PATTERN SILVER-GILT FISH KNIVES; HOUSED IN A MAHOGANY CANTEEN CHEST.Est. $1,200-$1,600
Sold: $1,920 ($1,600)
Comprising 24 salad forks, 12 fish forks and 12 knives, 16 dinner forks, 17 dinner knives, 11 butter knives, 19 soup spoons, 24 teaspoons, 7 demitasse spoons, soup ladle, salad serving fork and spoon, 4 pair of serving forks and spoons, serving ladle, pierced serving spoon, cake server, and 2 pair of sugar tongs, not monogrammed, each marked with the factory mark over “CHRISTOFLE,” and with the “IOC” rook mark over “FRANCE.” Together with a set of 12 Faberge silver-gilt fish knives, W.A. Bolin, Sweden, not monogrammed, each marked with the Imperial warrant, “FABERGE STERLING,” script initials “WAB” into an oval and “SWEDEN.” 19 oz. weighable. (170) (Part illustrated)Created in 1897, this pattern is named after the Chateau de Marly, built near Paris by Louis XIV between 1679 and 1683. The small castle, along with its twelve hunting pavilions, were sold during the French Revolution and demolished in the nineteenth century. The gardens and the watering place are all that remain with the exception of the statues called the “Marly Horses,” that can be seen today where the Champs Elysees joins the Place de la Concorde.