Christofle Gallia Fermiers Généraux Large Trivet and Eight Coasters
Christofle of Paris Set of 8 Coasters and a Trivet or Bottle Coaster

Christofle Gallia Fermiers Généraux Large Trivet and Eight Coasters

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A Christofle of Paris set of 8 coasters and a large trivet or bottle coaster commemorating the Farmers Generaux (tax farmers general), a 17th and 18th century tax collecting organization charged with collecting duties on behalf of the King of France. The marks on these pieces are copies of the punches used by the Fermiers Generaux of the Ancient Régime to mark taxes paid. 

The set is from Christofle's line of cast Gallia metal and silver plated luxury goods; all in very good condition. Largest piece measures 7.63 in. diameter, has a black felt backing, stamped Christofle / FRANCE alongside the Christofle's knight chess figure flanked by O and C, a silver-plating designation used between 1935 and 1983. The coasters measure 3 in. diameter and have black felt backings with the following marks underfoot: Christofle / FRANCE above the company's knight chess figure flanked by O and C, COLL. Gallia marked below signifying silver plated Gallia metal (a pewter alloy).

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