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Vintage Silverplate Air France Coffee Pot

Vintage Silverplate Air France Coffee Pot

$195.00

With over 150 destinations on 6 continents, Air France is truly a global air carrier. The French flag carrier began in 1933 when 5 separate French airlines merged to form Société Air France. These 5 founding airlines had already built extensive networks across Europe, to French colonies in North Africa and further afield. Air France has always been headquartered in Paris, except for the years during World War II when the company moved its operations to Casablanca, Morocco. 

In June of 1945 all of France's airlines were nationalized and in December of that same year, a decree of the French government granted Air France the management of the entire French air transport network. In 1946, Air France hired its first flight attendants and opened its first air terminal at Les Invalides in central Paris. At that time the network - claimed to be the longest in the world, covered almost 100,000 miles.  Also in 1946, Air France began direct service between Paris and New York. The nearly 20 hour flight made refueling stops in Shannon and Gander. By 1948, Air France operated 130 aircraft, one of the largest fleets in the world.

From Christofle, the premier silversmith of France, this Vintage Air France Coffee Pot was a rare and handsome find for sure. With its clean lines and the vintage winged-sea horse Air France logo engraved on the side, this wonderful piece of Vintage Airline Silver is sure to be a treasured addition to your collection and will serve you well for years to come.


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. 6 1/4" x 7 1/2" spout to handle. In good original vintage condition with gentle signs of age and use.

Learn More about Hotel Silver

Once found in Grand Hotels, chic cafés, elegant restaurants as well as luxury steamships and the dining cars of the great locomotives, vintage hotel silver beautifully evokes the Golden Age of Travel. Enduringly crafted using sturdy nickel silver as its base metal and coated with a thick plating of pure, gleaming silver, vintage hotel silver is unmistakeable for its simple, classic lines and its pleasing heft. Often crested with the name of the establishment, the pieces bear the gentle, lovely patina often referred to as a “butler’s finish”.

Produced by the great silversmiths here in the United States, as well as those in Britain and on the Continent, most hotel silver dates from the 1920s to the 1940s. Prized for its perfect blend of form and function, hotel silver was made to withstand the rigors of daily use. Highly collectible, vintage hotel silver is a wonderful addition to any home.

Evoking the days of elegant travel, there are many new ways that hotel silver can be enjoyed. A milk pitcher or sugar basin makes an elegant vase for flowers or fresh herbs on the kitchen counter. A collection of oval platters adds sparkle and depth in a hutch when not being called into service for a buffet or dinner party. A toast rack becomes the perfect way to display photographs, hold fingertip towels in a powder room or organize mail in the office. Mix and match cutlery brings a relaxed sophistication and elegance to any tablescape. Whatever the piece, vintage hotel silver is sure to stir memories not only of your own travels, but of exotic destinations and ports of call from parts unknown.

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