3.800 - 4.200
16 November 2021
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Chiselled foliage decoration on a circular foot. Greyhound heads spout
Teapot (23,0 cm), coffee pot (28,0 cm), sugar bowl (17,5 cm) and creamer (17,5 cm)
Paris, marked CARDEILHAC and "Minerve 1er titre"
Maison CARDEILHAC (1804-1951) was founded by Antoine-Vital CARDEILHAC in 1804 at 4 rue du Roule.
Producing pieces of varied styles but all of exceptional design and quality CARDEILHAC would receive various awards throughout the years; a bronze medal at the 1823 Exposition and silver medals in 1827 and 1834.
Between 1851-1885 the company was run by his son Armand-Édouard CARDEILHAC, who was awarded a silver medal at the 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle and a gold medal at the 1878 Exposition Universelle a fact that consecrated the prestigious ""Maison"".
In 1885 his grandson, Ernest, who had completed his apprenticeship with the silversmith Harleux, assumes the company's leadership. It was then that silver and goldsmithing is introduced to the firm and the workshops organised for this manufacture. He also buys the fund of the ""Maison LEBON"".
Assisted by three artists, the draughtsman Lucien-Hugues BONVALLET, the sculptor Ernest AIGUIER and the chiseller Frédéric VIAT, Cardeilhac displays his first works at the 1889 Exposition Universelle being awarded a silver medal. At the 1900 Exposition he presided over the flatware jury and achieved great success with pieces made in silver and materials such as wood and ivory.
Marie-Amélie CARDEILHAC, widow of Armand-Édouard assumes the leadership before passing the company on to her two sons, Jacques and Pierre. She run the company between 1904-1913 at 24 place Vendôme, manufacturing platework and between 1904-1920 at 91 rue de Rivoli making silverware. In 1951 the company merged with Christofle.
It is possible to find works by CARDEILHAC in major international museum collections such as at the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Cleveland Museum of Art in the U.S.A., the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo, the Kunsgewerbe Museum in Berlin, the Najonalmuseet in Oslo and the Tsarskoïe Selo Palace in Russia