Rare French Gallia Art Deco Champagne Bucket

Silver Plated
W267 x H210 x ⌀194 mm

This is a rare find. A stylish silver plated wine or champagne cooler by the top-notch French silversmith, Christofle, as part of the Gallia Collection. The design is by one of the most sought-after designers of the Art Deco era, Luc Lanel. Dating to around 1940 it remains in superb condition. The underside has the full mark for Gallia, the Gallic Cock mark and the 'knight' chess figure in a square box between two letters 'O' and 'C' (which is the abbreviation of the two words 'Orf'vrerie Christofle'). The bucket is in excellent condition with minor wear commensurate with age. Luc Lanel (1893-1966), a ceramist, worked with the architect Jean-Charles Moreux and with Leleu. He was Christofle's artistic director from 1922 to 1942, and created many models for the Christofle catalogue, including the goldsmith's line that equipped the Normandy liner.

  • Category
    Decorative Objects, Cutlery
SKU: 26EA283
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European Antiques & Furnishings (est 2004) is a specialist dealer in 19th and 20th-century European Antiques with an accent on predominantly French, English, Belgian, Swedish and Italian furniture and decorative items.

Meredith’s four showrooms are based in her home/showroom villa at 21 Ariki Street in Grey Lynn, Auckland.

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In addition to the Grey Lynn showrooms, retail stores have been opened with Francis Hooper and Benny Castles of WORLD. The stores offer a selection of hand-picked European mid-century and antique decorative items as well as the most exclusive beauty and skincare brands from around the world.