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Animals Antique Knife Rests

Our Animal range includes birds, mythical creatures and normal animals in various materials and guises. They extend from Victorian times to the late 20th Century and where specific dates can be given they are shown.

Swans

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Ref: KN0004

Very ornate,silver plated and in excellent condition. Superb detail on both sides of the swans almost in original state.

3.5" long x 1.5" high

80.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Gun Dogs

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Ref: KN0009

Dogs, thought to be Retrievers with ornately engraved rifle centre piece.

Silver plating in excellent condition.

2.75" long x .75" high

SOLD

Greyhounds with Whip

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Ref: KN0012

Talbot Hounds with riding crop centre piece.

Silver plated in good condition for it's age

3.5" long x 1" high

40.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Small Dogs

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Ref: KN0016

Thought to be setters, 1" high x 3.5" long. Circa 1920

Silver plating in excellent condition.
Famous Austrian Maker W.M.F.which stands for Wurtemburger Metallica Fabrica (Art Nouveau)

48.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Rampant Lions with Lance

Rampant Lions with Lance - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0024

Elkington and Co. Mid 19th Century.

Base 4.25" x 2.25", lions 2" high.

Excellent heavy quality, most desirable.

SOLD

Lions with Shield

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Ref: KN0025

Heavily engraved base with finely detailed lions in silver plate. In superb condition for their age estimated to be early 20th century.

4.25" long x 2" high.

68.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Rampant Lions with Lance

Rampant Lions with Lance - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0027

4.25" long x 1.5" high

Excellent quality, heavy and original Electro Plating.

Clearly marked base, believed to be circa 1860. Made by Walker & Hall in Sheffield.

SOLD

Small Sphynx

Small Sphynx - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0033

Size 2.75" x 1"

Well plated with square bar centre piece and good detail on the sphynx.

Circa 1885

Marked with T1385 and T1386

40.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Birds

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Ref: KN0135

Amusing Goebel Hummel pair of 1920's rests.
Numbered 7969 and 7970. One very minor chip in each.

3.75" long x 1.5" high

20.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Sausage Dogs

Sausage Dogs - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0142

Post 2nd world war (circa1950) pure white Limoges porcelain dogs with no markings

4.75" long x 1.5" high

20.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Poodles

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Ref: KN0143

In the style of Vallauris.

Minor wear to glaze in two areas

4" long x 1.75" high

20.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Elephants

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Ref: KN0148

Perfect, ivory carved elephants with curved centre piece.
Very detailed set carved from solid.
Circa 1900

4.5" long x .75" high

60.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Glass Daschunds

Glass Daschunds - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0277

1950's pair of moulded glass Knife Rests in the form of Dacshunds. Size 4.25" x 1" and in good condition and well proportioned although stalised

25.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Lovebirds

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Ref: KN0283

A pair of stunning French Knife Rests with Reg. Mark YER Depose. This gives them a date range of circa 1900. The plating is excellent and heavy with no signs of excessive wear. The base metal is unknown but is non corrosive.

The photograph doesn't really do them justice as in real life they are absolutely beautiful.

Size 3.75 inches x 1.5 inches

SOLD

Poodles

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Ref: KN0284

A pair of stunning French Knife Rests with Reg. Mark YER Depose. This gives them a date range of circa 1900. The plating is excellent and heavy with no signs of excessive wear. The base metal is unknown but is non corrosive.

The photograph doesn't really do them justice as in real life they are absolutely beautiful.

Size 3.25 inches x 1.25 inches

SOLD

Frogs

Frogs - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0285

A pair of stunning French Knife Rests with Reg. Mark YER Depose. This gives them a date range of circa 1900. The plating is excellent and heavy with no signs of excessive wear. The base metal is unknown but is non corrosive.

The photograph doesn't really do them justice as in real life they are absolutely beautiful.

Size 3.50 inches x 1.50 inches

28.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Art Nouveau Pigs

Art Nouveau Pigs - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0293

A set of 4 Art Nouveau pigs from the 1920's-1930's made in the style of Christofle's French Gallia cubist designs inspired by Marcel Edouard Sandoz. All in good condition
each is 3.5 inches x 1inch

SOLD

Pewter Dachsunds

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Ref: KN0294

A pair of 19th Century pewter knife rests made in the Kayserzinn style in pristine condition. The detail is very good and is much more pronounced than it would appear in the photograph.
Each is 3 inches long x 1inch high at the head.

40.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Grazing Geese

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Ref: KN0298

A set of 2 grazing geese made in France in the 1930's by the famous painter and designer Yorel. Each rest is marked to this effect and are typically distinct from this designer. They are also shown as registered (depose) and each is 3.25 inches long x 1 inch high.

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

French Trio

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Ref: KN0314

A set of 3 stunning and extremely detailed French Knife Rests with Reg. Mark YER Depose. This gives them a date range of circa 1900. The plating is excellent and heavy with no signs of excessive wear. The base metal is unknown but is non corrosive. The photograph doesn't really do them justice as in real life they are absolutely beautiful.
They comprise the following:-
A pair of chicks each end of a bar
A squirrel on a log
A frog or toad on water
Size 3.5 inches long X 1-1.5 inches high.

SOLD

Styalised Pheasants

Styalised Pheasants - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0316

A pair of nicely crafted Nickel Silver pheasants made in about 1930-1940 possibly in France. Both are in good condition and each measuring 3.25 inches long x 1.25 inches high.

SOLD

Geese Flock

Geese Flock - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0320

An exceptional pair of E.P.N.S. French Knife Rests depicting a flock of geese herded by a farm woman. Circa 1900 they are in extremely good condition and do not look to have ever been used. Sizes of each 3 inches (75mm) long x 2 inches (50mm) high.

SOLD

Lions with Shields

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Ref: KN0326

A superb set of plated lions in beautiful condition resting on an unusual beaded base. The lions are of particilarly well crafted quality with each holding a shield and facing outwards. They are connected by a round rod that held the knives and each have excellent makers marks of Mappin and Webb London & Sheffield circa late nineteenth century. Sizes at base are 3.75"(9cm) long x 1.75"(4cm) high

SOLD

6-Blue & White Fish Knifes

6-Blue & White Fish Knifes - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0332

Probably 1950's ceramic fish knifes all in perfect condition and in their own sectioned cardboard box. They are in such good condition it is doubtful whether they have ever been used. Size of each rest is 3" (8mm) long x .75" (22mm) high. A superb and unusual addition to any collection.

SOLD

Curly tailed pigs

Curly tailed pigs - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0334

A fine example of early 20th century pigs in what looks like pewter. They are probably French or German and are extremely detailed and in superb condition in all respects. Size 3" (7.5cm) long x 1" (2.5cm) high at the head.

SOLD

Six Swans Swimming

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Ref: KN0335

A nicely crafted set of continental swans circa 1930's in perfect condition. The plating is particularly good as is the detail on the swans. Sizes 2.5" (6cm) long x 1" (2.5cm high). In addition there are two Swan candle holders of the same ilke which are included in the price, but if not wanted, 15.00 can be deducted. The size of each candle holder is 2.5" (6cm) high x 3.25" ( 8cm) long x 2.25" (5.5cm) wide,

SOLD

Blue Fish Knife Rests

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Ref: KN0337

A very unusual pair of Art Deco inspired fish knife rests in perfect order throughout.
sizes (each) 3.75" (9.5cm) long x 1.75" (4cm) high at the head

SOLD

Art Deco Ducks

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Ref: KN0338

A beautiful and rare set of 6 Art Deco Ducks with s/plated ends and a glass middle section.In perfect condition the size of each duck is 2.75" (6.5 cm) long x 1" (2.5cm) high at the head.

SOLD

6-green ducks

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Ref: KN0339

A very unusual and pretty set of 6 green and gold ducks in perfect condition.
Size (each) 3.5" (9cm) long x 1.5" (3.5cm) high at the head. They look inspired by the art deco period but are probably newer as their condition is so good.

SOLD

Cheeky Cats

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Ref: KN0342

A really quirky pair of Art Deco (1930's) cats beautifully crafted with eyes, whiskers and a bow tie.They are extremely well plated and in first class condition.
Size 2.75" (70mm) long x 1.5" (38mm) high.

SOLD

Fighting Birds

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Ref: KN0345

An impressive and detailed pair of French silvered pewter Knife Rests in the form of two birds fighting over a ball.They are late 19th Century with finely engraved wings, claws and heads making a unique pair of rests in fine condition. On the bottom of each is marked "REX. MADE IN FRANCE. REX"
Size 3.5" (80mm) long x 1.25" (34mm) high

40.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Bird on a vine

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Ref: KN0348

A superb set of 6 knife rests depicting a bird pecking at a berry on a vine with a leaf formation in the centre. Made of pure white porcelain they are in pristine condition and they are also pure Art Deco.
Size 4" (10cm) long x 2" (5cm) high

SOLD

Alligators

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Ref: KN0353

A vintage set of 6 hand carved alligator rests in a black wood (possibly ebony).
All in first class and un-damaged condition and are all beautifully presented.
Sizes (ea) 4.75" (12cm) long x 3/8" (8mm) high.

18.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Art Glass Ducks

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Ref: KN0356

An unusual pair of moulded crystal knife rests in the form of figural ducks. Made by Vannes Le Chatel (clearly marked on the bottom of each duck) probably produced in the 1970's when part of the CFC which also owned Daum Glass.
Size 4" (10cm) long x 1..5" (4cm) high

SOLD

Blue and White Fishes

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Ref: KN0360

A nicely detailed pair of brilliant blue with white tails and fins ceramic mid 1900's fish knife rests with no damage whatsoever. Size 3" (7.5 cm) long x 1" (2.5cm) high at the highest point.

20.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Gilded Cats

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Ref: KN0363

A really quirky pair of Art Deco (1930's) cats beautifullt crafted with eyes, ears, whiskers and bow tie. The unusual part of these cats is that they are gilt plated and they are in first class condition.
Sizes 2.75" (7cm) long x 1.5" 3.8cm) high

SOLD

Brass Lizards

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Ref: KN0364

A lovely pair of Brass Lizards (probably continental) in first class condition. They appear to be mid 20th century but could be earlier.
Sizes 5.25" (13cm) long x 1" (2.5cm) high

SOLD

Game Birds

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Ref: KN0367

A beautiful pair of game birds (Pheasants, Peacocks, Partridges etc.) one male(cock) the other female (hen). They are made in the style of Troika with lovely markings in a hard glaze pottery. In addition they both have MB encircled on the bottom. (Mary Baker-1970's artist for Troika)
In superb condition the size of each is:-
3" (75mm) long x 1.5" (37 mm) high at the head.

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

doves at roost

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Ref: KN0368

A pair of highly decorative rests in green and brown colouring with doves at each end of a solid centre. They are in perfect condition with the name GAUBIER impressed to the underside. They are made in hard glazed pottery and are circa 1950's. The size of each is 3.75" (95mm) long x 1.25" (35mm) high.

15.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Flying Horses

Flying Horses - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0372

A mid 20th century pair of horses with good detail. The plating is in good condition and of reasonable quality.
Size 8cm.(3.25") long x 3cm. (1.25") high.

15.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection