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  • About Crystal

    History of the Moser glassworks and Moser crystal History of the Moser glassworks is historically associated with the name of Ludwig Moser (1833 – 1916), one of the most outstanding personalities of glass manufacturing in the world. He first opened his own shop and engraver´s workshop in the centre of Karlovy Vary and in the same town in 1893 he starts production in his own glass workshop, which has been operating successfully until today. Within a short time he gained the reputation as the most prestigious producer of crystal in the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy. The titles of the court suppliers of […]

  • About Porcelain

    LIMOGES AND THE HISTORY OF BERNARDAUD PORCELAIN The Chinese began making hard-paste porcelain with kaolin during the Tang Dynasty (8th-9th centuries AD). When Marco Polo traveled in China in the 13th century, he noticed a delicate, transparent type of ceramic unknown in the West. He called it porcellana after a white shell by the same name. This gave rise to the word “porcelain,” designating an art form that would soon be all the rage in Europe. Everyone was fascinated by the secret ingredient in porcelain: kaolin was the crucial element to this new form of alchemy.  It was this ingredient […]

  • Porcelain care

    CARE AND HANDLING OF PORCELAIN WE RECOMMEND WASHING PORCELAIN BY HAND. Avoid harsh scourers or abrasive pads.  Even in water, the glazed surfaces can be scratched if rubbed against each other.  So avoid putting too many items into the water at any one time. Gold or Platinum trimmed porcelain are to be handled with extra care and should never be put into microwave oven as the electro-magnetic reaction will damage the precious metal permanently. In hard water areas, deposits may form on your tableware if the water is left to dry.  These soluble deposits can easily be removed with a […]

  • Crystal care

    General Crystal Care Tips and Recommendation Always wash your crystal products by hand without using a dishwasher. Avoid products from contact with hard and sharp objects. Carefully manipulate crystal products making sure to avoid surface scratching. Use polishing preparations to prevent influence of the natural process of gold and platinum oxidation. Store your crystal where it won’t touch other items. It isn’t recommended to toast with Moser glassware. Protect products from a sudden change in temperature. Products must not be placed in the microwave or conventional oven as they may be damaged. Do not […]

  • Flatware and Holloware Care

    Daily Cleaning All Christofle flatware can be put in the dishwasher. If it isn’t possible to wash silverware immediately after use, wipe off any remaining food with paper towels and then rinse in hot water.  This will stop prolonged contact with acidic substances which can damage silver.   In the Dishwasher Christofle silverware can be washed in the dishwasher, provided that you follow a few simple rules: Before the first use, wash your silverware by hand with a gentle liquid dish detergent. In the dishwasher, use traditional, chlorine-free powders or tablets. Do not use liquid or gel products, which often […]