MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE
This auction is for the Christofle silverplate pierced or lace frog
which still retains its original box.
We have four pieces currently to choose from as per last photo.
Christofle’s “Lumiere D’argent Collection” comprises of many collectible animals
each intricately pierced to look like silverplated lace and eyes made of black onyx beads.
Manufactured in France, “Lustrous Silver Collection” pieces are coated with protective
varnish that helps to slow down the oxidization process so your silver pieces remains
shiny for a longer period of time.
There is a card as well in the box which states:
“This piece from the Christofle workshops in Paris is manufactured according to the
traditional techniques of French silversmiths.
A varnish protects it against tarnishing and eliminates the need for polishing.”
This lovely Kermit style frog is fully hallmarked Christofle with Christofle hallmarks
underneath which I tried to photograph but I don't have the right camera with me.
He has some tarnish to his patina but NOT AS BAD as it looks in the photos.
It is probably the varnish they put on breaking down a little in truth
but as I said the hugely enlarged photos & flash exacerabate it.
The outside of the box is in really good condition the inside has a stain
as you can see from the relevant photo.
If I was to rate him out of 10 (ie 10 being new) I would rate this one at 7/10.
He measures approx. 2.5cm high, 3.7cm wide and 3.5cm front to back.
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