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ANTIQUE SILVER KNIFE RESTS

View our range of antique sterling silver knife rests in a selection of styles, which are all available for purchase online.To get a closer look at any antique silver knife rest simply click on the image for a more detailed picture.If you purchase our sterling silver knife rests online you will receive free insured delivery to your door or alternatively visit our store in the London Silver Vaults. You may also be interested in Antique Silver Menu and Place Card Holders.

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Antique Victorian set of large silverplated and mother-of-pearl knife rests in their original dark blue satin and velvet-lined presentation box. Made in ca. 1880. Length of each knife rest 10 cms (4 inches).

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Antique Victorian set of large silverplated and mother-of-pearl knife rests in their original dark blue satin and velvet-lined presentation box. Made in ca. 1880. Length of each knife rest 10 cms (4 inches).

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   Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of 'bamboo' style knife rests, made by B. Green of London in 1849. Length 7.5 cms.

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of 'bamboo' style knife rests, made by B. Green of London in 1849. Length 7.5 cms.

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver pair of knife rests, with hand-pierced Gothic style rest ends, and reeded central struts. Made by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths of London in 1905. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of silver knife rests are length 8.5 cms (3.3 inches), height 5 cms (2 inches), and they weigh a total of approx. 128g (4 troy ounces).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver pair of knife rests, with hand-pierced Gothic style rest ends, and reeded central struts. Made by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths of London in 1905. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of silver knife rests are length 8.5 cms (3.3 inches), height 5 cms (2 inches), and they weigh a total of approx. 128g (4 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver set of four knife rests, in a traditional Georgian style, made in London in 1920. The dimensions of this fine set of hand-made silver knife rests are length 7.5 cms (3 inches), and they weigh a total of approx. 117g (3.8 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver set of four knife rests, in a traditional Georgian style, made in London in 1920. The dimensions of this fine set of hand-made silver knife rests are length 7.5 cms (3 inches), and they weigh a total of approx. 117g (3.8 troy ounces).

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Learn more about antique silver KNIFE RESTS here.

Antique Silver KNIFE RESTS description:

A piece of table silver designed to hold the blade of a knife off the table, so that the table cloth was kept clean. Often made in sets of two or more.

Antique Silver KNIFE RESTS history:

The earliest known examples date from the latter part of the 18th century but these are quite rare now. Most were made in the Victorian or early 20th century and they are still being made today but in very limited numbers.

Antique Silver KNIFE RESTS design:

Their basic design was the same and included a low short bar of silver which joined two side feet together. The feet were often in the shape of a X-section but other styles had triangular ends joined at their angles. In both cases these end pieces lifted the bar off the table to allow the knife blade to sit without dirtying the table cloth. Many sets were made with bone, ivory, or mother-of-pearl bars.

Antique Silver KNIFE RESTS collectors note:

If found in a set of two or more then their hallmarks must match. Boxed sets are very sought after and any unusual designs command higher prices. Original 18th century examples are now rare. Any with mother-of-pearl bars are considered very pretty and therefore are in demand. Look closely for any repairs especially where the bar is attached to the side ends.



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