Rare French Art Nouveau Christofle Gallia silver plated biscuit barrel
A rare French Art Nouveau silver plated biscuit barrel by Christofle Gallia, Circa 1900. This beautiful piece also makes an excellent ice bucket.
The name Christofle evokes the elegance of a bygone era and the concept of innovative modern design by an industrial leader in the field of silverware manufacture. Created in 1830, this French silverware brand championed the craftsmanship of finest silver and silver plate.
One of their most important steps was the creation of the Gallia line. This trademark name applied to a new alloy, similar to pewter but more durable. Gallia metal was ideally suited to casting and less expensive to manufacture and silver plate. The Gallia line opened a new market of high quality goods at more affordable prices and quickly became respected as the go-to makers for barware and accessories. Today, Gallia is highly collected as a name, evoking the finest in French silver manufacturing.
18cm to top of lid
23cm tall to top of handle