About Me

My photo
Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Friday, July 22, 2011

{6691 Filets - 10 Antique French Christofle Knife Rests}

A very rare antique set of 10 Christofle knife rests in the 6691 'Filets' pattern from an antique catalog of 1883 - 1891. They are not even available at Replacements Ltd. at present.
'Prestigious commissions from royalty and heads of state, including King Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III, and the supply of silver for grand hotels, ocean liners, trains and airlines bear witness to the house's success and reputation. The most respected French and European museums have pieces by Christofle in their permanent collections'. From the Christofle Heritage.

So, if you cannot vacation on such a luxury ocean liner, or on the Orient Express nor stay at grand hotels; there is still a chance for creating that romantic touch inside your own home! Just click to go to my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics.  hall mark and further info, scroll down.
This Table Setting is with the blue plates from Société Céramique Maestricht, in the Boerenhoeve pattern. Of course Boerenhoeve is Dutch for Farmstead and this is transfer ware from the 1930s.
Plate Chargers are Pillivuyt in the Sancerre pattern, available at Replacements Ltd. The Flatware is by Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet. Napkin in ton-sur-ton is by Le Jacquard Français.
This is how the knives from first course and main course are rested upon this knife rest...
Cutting edge of knives, always facing towards the plate!
9 out of 10 do have this antique Christofle hall mark with CC two scales, 4 stars above and bee below with a kind of palm branches.
1 out of 10 has this newer hall mark from after 1935
To the left you see the item number 6691 'Filets' from the second Christofle Catalog.
Sorry Sold out...
There are a few others left for sale at Spectrenoir.


  1. Hi, Mriette.
    Your items are feasts on my eyes(hope this phrase works as English)
    I wish I could enjoy table setting with western style like yours and blogs I happened to know.

    ps> I'm catching up on reading your mail. Yes, fun to read!!!Further notice with mail.

    Hugs xoxo, Orchid.

  2. ciao mariette, quanta raffinatezza!!!!!!!!!!! complimenti per tutto , un abbraccio e buon fine settimana lory

  3. The are gorgeous Mariette. All your things are - your Italian frames would have been perfect in this last issue had I known...will work on that!!
    Bonne week-end,

  4. Happy Friday dearest Mariette!

    Wishing you perfect weather for the weekend.

    xo Catherine

  5. Hello Mariette,

    I apologize for not stopping by for a visit much sooner. I have wanted to, but things have been a little hectic lately. As for this post, well, these are beautiful pieces! Wow...

    Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead.

    xx, Sarah

  6. I love the transferware. Just beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  7. Liebe Mariette,
    wieder wudnerschöne Messer und eine harmonische Tischdeko. Mir gefallen diese alten Muster und Motive.
    Liebe Grüße in ein schönes Wochenende sendet

  8. Hi Dear Mariette,
    I simply love your blue and white transferware. These kinds of pieces just speak to my heart.
    Love the knife stands. They are so elegant. You always give such great info and also for the markings. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    Love to you for a great weekend.
    Stay cool!
    XO Celestina Marie

  9. Hello Mariette,
    Thank you for your comment.
    The new mums stay for about three to four days if everything goes well.
    These are private rooms and she wants to look her best when receiving guests to welcome the new baby.
    There are so many different traditions here and I enjoy finding out new ones, some ladies do change everything in the room.

    Lands wijs, lands eer... ik woon hier nu voor dertig jaar en kijk nergens meer raar van op.



  10. Hi mariette, It is a delight to find somebody on the internet who shares my love for all these little Knife rests. I was doing some research on a number of Christofle Filet, Knife rests and stumbled upon your blog.
    I am original Dutch Lived in the Netherlands most of my life. This page with the Société Céramique Maestrich plates and the Christofle Knife rests is so pretty. I am very pleased to see those items are appreciated all over the world. I thank you for your blog and in making me more knowledgeable about this.
    Jantina Hanna


Thanks for your visit and comment.


MARIETTE'S BACK TO BASICS © 2009. All rights reserved - Text and images may not be copied for distribution or sale.

Follow my blog by Email

213 Countries visited with 276 flags since:

free counters

Total Pageviews

Blog Archive

Google Analytics


4th of July (7) Accordion (4) Advent (18) ALL SAINTS DAY | ALL SOULS DAY (2) Aluminum Roofing (10) Amaretti cookies (4) American Airlines (4) American Mushroom Institute (2) Angels (116) Angels We Know By Name (10) Australia (19) Auto Immune Disease (12) Ava Grace's closet (10) Baccarat Crystal (62) Backyard Wildlife HABITAT Certificate (6) Barlow Tyrie Capri Lounger (2) Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville Florida (2) Bathing Suits (5) BB and L (4) Belgium (2) Benjamin Moore (11) Bike Rack (4) Birthdays (27) Blissful Relationship (40) Blog Award (20) Blog Pageviews (10) Blogger I Admire (29) Blogger Tips (23) Bobèches (4) Bok Tower (3) Bridal Gowns (4) Britex Fabrics (12) Britex Notions (9) Bulgaria (3) Burberry (13) Burberry Tuxedo (3) Bypass Surgery (6) Cable Car (5) Camille Tharaud (9) Campbell Soup (27) Canada (15) Canada Rail Vacations (4) Candles (34) Carbon Footprint (7) Carillon (2) Cat Nurse (1) Cathedral-Basilica Saint Louis (1) Ceramic Chandelier (5) Certified Podologist (2) Chanel (16) Chaperon (5) Cherubs (18) Childhood (11) Chile (6) China (15) Chocolate (31) Christie's (22) Christmas (49) Christofle (28) Christofle (Memoire) David Rosenberg (11) Chronic Kidney Disease (5) Citizen Journalism (3) CitizenM (2) Coffee Cup (2) Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass (5) Communism (14) Conference (20) Congress (26) Consulting (122) Costco (2) Countries visited (38) Courtesy (1) Croatia (1) Curaçao (14) D.S. Mullis (Author) (1) Dad (72) Damixa (7) Danish (6) Daughter (48) De Gaerde (1) Declaration of Independence (3) Delft Polychrome (1) Delftware houses (5) Delta Airlines (6) Denmark (2) Dessert (10) Diabetes (12) Diabetes type 2 (16) Diabetes type 2 Recipe (9) Dialysis (9) Dieng Plateau (1) Dining with Royalty (1) DMC (25) Doensen Sfeerhaarden (2) Domain Name (1) Door Décor (1) Doris Plaster (1) Down Duvets (5) Dupuytren's Contracture (3) Dutch American Heritage Day (5) Dutch King's Day (5) Dutch Queen's Day (3) Dweilen (1) Easter (23) Eco friendly (18) Eco Storage (4) Edible flowers (10) Editorial Review (9) Education (55) Edward Bok (4) Energy Star (7) England (15) Escada (96) Etiquette Training (5) Fairmont Hotels (10) Family (224) Family Memories (14) Filet Lace (11) Filet Lace Embroidered (4) First Lady Melania Trump (2) Fleur de Lys (8) Flower Framers of Cincinnati (23) France (4) FREEDOM (7) French (71) French Country Style (55) French Lavender Sachets (4) Friendship (185) From Pilgrim to President (2) Genocide (2) Georgia (18) Georgia State Flag (4) Germany (9) Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet (15) Gevaphone (4) Gift from Blogger Friend (33) Gillis Video (4) Giovanni Raspini Charms and Co (42) Giovanni Raspini Silver Desk Items (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Frames (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Gifts (17) GIVEAWAY (24) Going Green (32) Graham H. Boonzaaier (5) Grand Canyon (4) Graze Picking (1) Hand Crocheted (89) Hand Embroidered (22) Hand Knitted (20) Hand made Lace (23) Happy New Year (8) Hawaii (1) Healthy Heart (16) Healthy heart recipe (23) Healthy Living (33) Heart Attack (5) Heeroom (9) Helicopter (1) High Tea (6) Highlights of the Mississippi Cruise (8) Holocaust (1) Hong Kong (6) House Blessing (2) Hungary (16) Hurricane (4) Hyatt (84) I Will Follow Him (1) India (44) Indonesia (26) Interlock Metal Roofing (12) International Workshop & Seminar (2) Irok gallery (12) ISMS (20) Italy (55) Japan (7) Kashmir (2) Kichler Xenon Under Counter Lights (1) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (49) Kruisherenhotel (1) Lace (6) Lacquered Brass Window Decorations (13) Lampe Berger (11) Lampes Berger A Century of History by Gérald Vilcocq (10) Language (28) Last Call by Neiman Marcus (20) Lavender Sachet (4) Le Chameau (2) Le Jacquard Français (31) Leather Garments Factory (11) Leather Shorts (1) Leather Vest (4) Leprosy Infection (5) Leprosy Project (6) Limburg (10) Limoges (18) Limoges Table Lamp (7) Log Cabin (3) Logee's (12) Maharaja Amarinder Singh of Patiala (1) Mainstream Media (1) Margraten (6) Marl Caves (11) Mason's Patent Ironstone Mandalay (5) Maximum Baggage Weight (7) Meeting Blogger Friend (7) Mega Task (17) Memorial Day (7) Miele (12) Millinery (11) Missing Blogger (1) Mom (92) Montblanc pens (1) Moral Compass (11) Mushroom Cultivation (35) Mushroom Quality Criteria (15) Mushrooms Canada (3) Mushrooms in our Garden (11) My Boots (18) My French Connection (2) My Hats (14) My Publications (6) My Sewing Creation (45) Nativity Scene (4) New Netherland (2) New Orleans (9) New Orleans School of Cooking (2) New York City (27) Original Content (17) Ormolu (6) Our Balcony (13) Our Bathroom (8) Our Bird Feeders (7) Our Bird Houses (12) Our Bridges and Wood Trail (31) Our Canine (22) Our Dutch Clock (3) Our Felines (126) Our Fiberglass Window Boxes (24) Our Flower Bulbs (58) Our Flowering Shrubs (116) Our Flowering Trees (27) Our Flowering Vines (28) Our Flowers (58) Our Fragrant Flowers (160) Our Garden (27) Our Garden Critters (37) Our Gazebo (47) Our Greenhouse (11) Our Home (127) Our Life in Indonesia (42) Our Life in Italy (32) Our Magnolias (37) Our Our Fiberglass Window Boxes (1) Our Palm Tree (15) Our Pet Squirrel (1) Our Pond (19) Our Pot Plants (35) Our Rose Arbor (5) Our Rose Suite (15) Our Roses (58) Our Shrubs (6) Our Trees (40) P.J.C. Vedder's Memoirs (115) P.J.C. Vedder's Publications (64) Patio (26) People to People Citizen Ambassador Program (26) Plagiarism (5) Poland (1) Pond's India (22) Pre-Diabetes (9) Prednisone (8) Princess Diana (4) Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold (26) Quotes (44) Religious Paper Lace (2) Relive (20) Replacements Ltd. (19) REPOUSSE Silver (8) Resilientista (31) Ristorante da Maria (29) Romania (5) Romantic Boxes with Pansies (2) Romantic Rose Boxes (7) Rose Jewelry (8) Rose silverware (59) Rose Stepping Stones (5) Roses (4) Rotary International (5) Royal Mail (1) Sachets (1) Saint Nicholas (12) Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th (10) Santa Barbara Plantation (3) Santa Claus (12) Saving Energy (7) Scottsdale Arizona (3) Scraped Content (5) Serbia (2) Servitude (1) Silver Knife Rests (18) Sinden Award (12) Singapore Airlines (1) Sinterklaas (10) Skiing (5) Socialism (5) South Africa (20) Spain (1) SPAWN MATE SYMPOSIUM (2) Spectrenoir (91) STIGMA of Leprosy (1) Storage and Organizing (5) Super Power Readers (4) Sweden (2) Switzerland (13) Table Setting (30) Taiwan (3) Tanner Krolle (4) Tea (25) Tea Cup (10) Technology Transfer Seminar (9) Thailand (2) Thanksgiving (9) The Bridge (8) The Netherlands (13) Theodore Haviland France (2) Toile de Jouy (5) Tornado (2) Toyota RAV4 (12) Transparent Acrylic Bolts and Nuts (3) Travel (370) Travel by Rail (21) TREK Bike (9) Tropical Thunderstorms (3) Uncle Bo Whaley (12) UNESCO World Heritage Site (13) United States Citizenship (7) United States Flag (9) Valentine's Day (12) Vases (80) Viking River Cruise (10) Vintage Lampe Berger (13) Vintage Woodworks (26) Vinyl Picket Fence (8) Water Control (18) Wedding (10) Wedding Anniversary (12) WeFie (7) WGXA.TV (3) Wolford (19) Wool Fedora Hat (4) World Bank (1) World Leprosy Day (2) World Polio Day (3) Writing (63) Yves Delorme (6) Yves Saint Laurent (3) Zegna (7)