Founded in 1880 by Edmond Tétard, he gained notoriety for his elegant Louis XV style flatware and tableware that was highly sought after by the French aristocracy. At the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris, Tétard won a gold medal for the outstanding design and quality of his work. In 1901, he turned control of the company over to his sons, Henri, Jacques, and Georges, who renamed it Tétard Frères and continued to produce silver of the highest quality while adapting to changing tastes and styles. Designers Valery Bizouard and Louis Tardy joined the company in 1919 and helped to usher their designs into the new era. The company was awarded ten medals at the Paris Colonial Exhibition of 1931, a stunning achievement, and their designs continue to be appreciated and collected today.