Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

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panatha
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Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

Postby panatha » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:47 pm

Hello. Can you please identify these CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmarks? It is flatware set. I think it's from 1935. Do you know if it's sterling silver or silver plated like other Christofle?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

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panatha
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Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

Postby panatha » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:55 pm

Thanks Trev

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Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

Postby JayT » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:04 pm

To add to Trev’s excellent information. Christofle acquired Cardeilhac, a very prestigious maker, in 1951, and kept their trademarks, as you can see on your flatware. You’re quite right, Christofle was largely a silverplate maker, but for decades they’d subcontracted to Cardeilhac when they wanted to produce 950 silver, so the relationship between the two firms had been ongoing. Thus your service dates no earlier than 1951. The pattern was by Cardeilhac, produced by Christofle.
As a side note, your service has been used and abused. I hope a bit of TLC can restore it.

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Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

Postby panatha » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:40 am

Thanks a lot for the info.
Is possible of what you see that these are not silver but silver plated?Is Cardeilhac made only sterling silver?

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Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

Postby JayT » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:51 pm

You’re welcome.

The service is definitely 950 standard silver as shown by the marks, not sterling silver which is 925 standard, and not silver plated.

Cardeilhac did not produce plated goods.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

Postby panatha » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:33 pm

It helps a lot.Thanks again.

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Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

Postby JayT » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:43 pm

My pleasure.

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Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

Postby monte100 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:11 am

Definitely silver. With French silver it is pretty easy to tell as the maker's mark will be a lozenge if it is silver and a square if it is plate. If silver then the Minerva or other mark will tell you which level of purity.

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Re: Help with CARDEILHAC CHRISTOFLE hallmark.

Postby panatha » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:22 am

Very nice info.Thanks a lot


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