We always loved exquisite items and we are trying to find them as much as possible.
We present you as following from our inventory two items made by the one of the most renowned and appreciate orfevres in Paris: Gustave Keller.
A gorgeous teapot and warmer, of an exquisite design, in the pure style of Art Deco, streamlined shape,with macassar wood finials.
Perfectly functioning, the teapot is fixed on its base through an interchangeable hinge, used to fix the teapot in front and behind for an easy use.
Equipped with its own warmer, you can fill the tank with white spirit and heat it.
At the end, use the candle snuffer to turn it off.
Luxury Travel Bag for the sophisticated gentlemen.
An extremely fine and impressive leather case with removable stand, equipped with men’s necessary accesoires, comprising 3 crystal bottles, 4 crystal containers, clothes brush in ebony, ebony beard brush and shoehorn in ebony, each with a silver monogram (CB).
Pocket holder labeled “GUSTAVE KELLER FABT 65 Rue de Turbigo PARIS“.
Gustave Keller established his firm in 1856, producing high quality accesories, simple yet elegant. Appreciated for the quality and style, he was awarded at the 1867 and 1878 Paris World Exhibitions.
Gustave Keller was followed by the Keller Brothers in 1878, they started producing silverware, which was rewarded at the 1889 and 1900 world fairs respectively, with a gold medal and a Grand Prix. In 1889, Lucien Falize wrote that “everything stamped Keller is good” (the firm was later known as “Keller fils et gendre successeurs”).
Keller attracted brilliant and international customers and was appointed official supplier of several courts (Spain, Russia, Greece and Romania). The Russian Court was an important client and from 1897, the last Tsar regularly purchased artifacts from the Parisian silversmith.
From the 1900s the firm was also commissioned to produce several important cups and trophies for the Principality of Monaco.
Established in Paris at 65 rue de Turbigo, Keller moved their shop and workshop to 22 rue Joubert in 1891. In 1929, the shop was mentioned as trading from 18 Avenue Matignon and was still active possibly as late as 1947.
Other items by Keller that we liked:
(courtesy of Bonhams)
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