Empire Sterling Silver 8" Dessert Knife by Ercuis - Amusespot - Unique products by Ercuis for Kitchen, Home Décor, Barware, Living, and Spa products - Award-winning, international designers and awesome customer service.
In the early 19th century, the symbols of the ancient world provided the major subjects for the decorative arts, reflecting the desire of Emperor Napoleon I to proclaim the greatness of his reign. Designs are symmetrical; the straight lines are strict, underlined by laurels and palmettes, as well as animals, including bees, sphinxes, and eagles. Ercuis’ “Empire” collection elegantly evokes the decorative themes of the period.
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Ercuis was founded in 1867 by Adrien Celeste Pillon, a priest from Ercuis in the French department of Oise, north of Paris. In 1880 Ercuis opened their first shop in Paris. Simultaneously they moved away from religious works and towards decorative and artistic flatware and hollowware, which they became renowned for. With evolving styles and trends Ercuis made a transition to more modern styles in 1969, introducing sleek designs to their expert level craftsmanship. Ercuis became an exclusive luxury French brand in 1978. Their products can be seen in multiple luxury hotels in Paris and in parts of northern and southern France including the Royal Monceau Raffles, the Shangri-La Hotel, and the Four Seasons George V. The growing luxury hotel industry on the international and local scale has secured Ercuis as a leading name in the world of luxury.