Charming Set Of 6 Individual Butter Plates by ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Ernest CARDEILHAC.
These 6 small plates are beautifully worked with Art Nouveau details.
They showcase wild roses branches as well as daffodils delicately carved on the sides of the plates.
The borders are finished with combed waves.
These charming little plates can hold butter or a small roll, or be used to set a macaroon to be served along with coffee at the end of the meal ou a ‘bouchée’ at the start of the meal!
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for Ernest CARDEILHAC, and shows an E and a C topped by a medal of honor with a crescent below.
The story of the House of Cardeilhac deserves a bit more details.
The founder of the dynasty was Vital Antoine Cardeilhac who registered his marks in 1817, then 1820 and finally cancelled them in 1851. a wonderful artist Cardeilhac very early on specialized in Cutlery and is considered the reason for the change the knives would see by the second part of the century (going from round edges to tapered).
His son, Armand Edouard took over in 1851 and in turn schooled his own son into the trade. Ernest CARDEILHAC managed the establishment starting 1855, until he retired in1904, leaving the House to his sons Peter and James.
The HOUSE OF CARDEILHAC was active until 1951 when it was absorbed by CHRISTOFLE.