Christofle & Compagnie 1830

industry:
Manufacturer of flatware,
Manufacturer of holloware,
Manufacturer of silverware
Nationality:
French
based:
Paris, Ville de Paris, Île-de-France, France

1830 - jewellery business founded by Charles Christofle;

1842 - Christofle purchases electroplating patent from Elkington and Henri de Ruolz; factory opens in rue de Bondy;

1851 - exhibited at the Great Exhibition

1854 - factory opens in Karlsruhe, Germany

1876 - factory opens in Saint-Denis, Paris

1883 - supplies wares for the Orient Express;

1897-1992 - 8,10,12 rue Royale, Paris

1935 - creates wares for 'Normandie' liner

1971- factory opens in Yainville, Normandy, France

1988 - creates wares for the air france concorde

1992 - moves to 9 rue Royale, 79008 Paris, France

renowned for flatwares and hollowares in sterling silver, silverplate and stainless