Set of twelve Art Deco silver-plate knife rests by Christofle

By Christofle (French, active from 1830)

£2,500

This set of silver-plate knife rests by Christofle features twelve individual animal models designed by the famed Swiss Cubist sculptor Sandoz.

 

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Description

This superb set of twelve knife rests were designed for Christofle’s “Gallia” line by the celebrated Swiss Cubist sculptor Edouard Marcel Sandoz, who lived from 1881 to 1971. The knife rests are silver plated, and the set is comprised of a peacock, a swan, a dove, a bear, a lion, a pelican, a hare, a greyhound, a pig, a dog, a cat, and a swordfish. The animals are presented in a distinctive style that hints at both Cubism and the Art Deco.

Each knife rest is stamped 'Gallia' and features the Christofle plate mark.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Christofle (French, active from 1830)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c. 1930
Period
Early 20th Century
Style
Animal / Animalier, Art Deco
Material
Silver-plate
Colour
Silver

Dimensions

Height
2.5 cm / 0.8 inches
Width
11 cm / 4.3 inches
Depth
2 cm / 0.8 inches

Reference:
16799

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