The Musée Bouilhet-Christofle is a private museum devoted to the works of Christofle Company. Its collection contains over 2000 items of silver plates and cutlery presenting the manufacturer’s history. The museum’s main collection is located in a Parisian suburb at 112 rue Ambroise Croizat in Saint-Denis, and is open seven days a week.
The Maison Christofle was founded in 1845 by Charles Christofle and became silversmith to Napoleon III, as well as one of the major silversmiths in 19th-century France. The collected items are examples of naturalism, Orientalism, Japonism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, etc., and document a wide range of techniques including electroplating, enamelling, and others. The museum also displays the history of silver production, table settings, and table manners.