Musée Bouilhet-Christofle

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The Musée Bouilhet-Christofle was a private museum located in the 8th arrondissement at 9, rue Royale, Paris, France. The museum's main collection was located in a Parisian suburb at 112, rue Ambroise Croizat, Saint-Denis, France. It was one of the two museums of the Christofle house with that of Saint-Denis, closed the same year.[1] The museum closed in 2008.[2]

The Maison Christofle was founded in 1845 by Charles Christofle (1805–1863), and became silversmith to Napoleon III and one of the major silversmiths in nineteenth-century France. The museum contained more than 2000 items of silver plate and cutlery reflecting the company's history from its founding to the present day. It contained examples of naturalism, Orientalism, Japonism, Art Nouveau, items produced for the universal expositions, Art Deco, etc., and documents a wide range of techniques including electroplating, enameling, and so forth. It also contained displays on the history of silver production, table settings, and table manners.

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  1. ^ Tourisme, Seine-Saint-Denis. "Le musée Christofle à Saint-Denis". Tourisme et loisirs en Seine-Saint-Denis à deux pas de Paris (in French). Retrieved 2022-06-11.
  2. ^ "Musée Christofle : c'est fini" (in French). Le Parisien. August 30, 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2015.

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Coordinates: 48°52′4″N 2°19′21″E / 48.86778°N 2.32250°E / 48.86778; 2.32250