thanks - Les Shepherd Hi Les, I see what you mean about the resemblance to the Swedish coat-of-arms as regards ***** ***** cloak and crown, but it's the stuff on the shield that counts.
The cloak & crown is the particular way in which Christophle decorated the monogram cartouches on their better pieces and is a great sign of authenticity.
the "cartouche" - seems identical to the coat of arms for Sweden - so I thought might be traced to Sweden - You said it was generic - so am I correct in your assessment that that is not in case true - that it could really be from anywhere.
It's quite common for the arms to get mixed up like that.
This was closed in 2007 and part of the exhibition relocated to 9 Rue Royale, 75008 Paris.
I would contact Clemence Larroque *****@******.*** or Mme Madeleine Concorde, *****@******.*** and they may be able to help you track these down further.
As for value, a pair of French 2nd Empire silverplate 7-light candelabra by Christofle, of this age, size and artistic merit, would sell at a top antique auction house such as Bonhams, Christies, Skinners, etc in the range of 00 - ,000. If there's anything more I can help you with on this please don't hesitate to ask.
They would have a full retail value (in an antique store) of at least ,000 which is what you should insure them for. If not, could you very kindly rate my services (with the stars or "accept" button) as this is how I get paid by Just Answer at no extra cost to you.