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Unusual Plated Antique Knife Rests

Here we have some of the rarest and most collectable Knife Rests you could find. They range from what is considered to be a completely one-off set of Bass Guinness Rests to a set that symbolised the struggle between the British and The Boers in South Africa in the late nineteenth century.

Bass-Guinness bottles with barrel centres

Bass-Guinness bottles with barrel centres - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0001

Very unusual, believed to be unique.
Exceptional quality in the original satin lined case but with some slight age "spotting" on the bases.
Bottles are labelled with Bass and Guinness logo's.
The mark RD.20953 gives them a date of 1885-86 Makers T.W.&S. with a stork impression in a shield.

SOLD

Religious Figures

Religious Figures - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0002

Very unusual and well plated with a monogrammed base. (AHC) in very old english script.
Perfect condition and finely detailed quality.
The plating is in excellent condition with the date circa 1900 at the very latest. The figure which is the same on all of the rests is thought to be Moses.

SOLD

Swans

Swans - View large image and details.

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

British versus the Boers

British versus the Boers - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0005

Date: Circa 1882

Maker: William Hutton & Sons

Extremely ornate, well plated, symbolising the struggle over the Boer War.

SOLD

Knife rests and Napkin rings in own box.

Knife rests and Napkin rings in own box. - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0007

Date: Circa 1926
Maker: Wingfield & Co.
Interesting engraved pattern inside and out on the napkin rings in their original box
All in very good condition.
Make an excellent gift.

65.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Jockey Caps & Whips

Jockey Caps & Whips - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0011

Date:Believed to be 1890-1910

Bearing the following marks:
H & H, Hukin & Heath Ltd. the famous Birmingham maker and with a circled eagle and the no: 3230. Very finely detailed and in
Excellent condition.

SOLD

Greyhounds with Whip

Greyhounds with Whip - View large image and details.

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

Small Dogs - View large image and details.

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

Eight Iron Golf Clubs

Eight Iron Golf Clubs - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0023

3.5" long x 2.5" high.
Twisted centre bar with detailed club markings.
Very well plated.

SOLD

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

Lions with Shield - View large image and details.

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

Horns

Horns - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0026

Set of 4 Silver plated bases with horn inserts.

Good condition generally but with plating coming off on the underneath of one rest base (not visible)

SOLD

Boys at Play

Boys at Play - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0030

Little boys sitting on gates with straight engraved centre.
Believed to be late nineteenth/early 20th century.

3.5" long x 1.75" high

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

Curls

Curls - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0035

Elegently engraved classic post first world war design.
RD No. 667120 engraving gives them a date of 1919-1920.
Superbly plated and in extremely fine condition.
Size 3.25" long x 1.5" high

35.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Triple Ball Twist

Triple Ball Twist - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0039

Large carvers, well plated with ball feet and elegant twisted centres in excellent condition. Thought to be early twentieth century.
Size: 4" long x 1.5" high

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Curled Leaf

Curled Leaf - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0041

The plating is in excellent condition.

3.5" long x 1.5" high

Makers mark:HA EA FA standing for Henry, Edward & Frank Atkin signifying that they are well made and heavily plated rests.

Rd.No. 372053 giving them a date of 1901-2

35.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Plain Triple Balls

Plain Triple Balls - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0042

Extremely good condition with rosettes on the end of each large ball.

3.5" long x 1.5" high

SOLD

Twisted Triple Balls

Twisted Triple Balls - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0043

Shaped collar at each end of twisted centre stem connected to main ball ends. The feet are also balls.

Fair condition for their age thought to be early twentieth century

3.5" long x 1.5" high

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Mines (Sputnik)

Mines (Sputnik) - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0045

Rd.No. 111097 giving them a date of 1888.

Extremely well plated in an unusual form that is commonly known as mines or sputniks,

Makers Roberts & Belk.

58.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Claw Feet

Claw Feet - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0046

Very attractive and unusual.

3.25" long x 1.5" high

Well plated

SOLD

Ball & Half Hoop

Ball & Half Hoop - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0048

Barley twist centre .

Reasonable condition.

3.25" long x 1.5" high

SOLD

Balls on Stand

Balls on Stand - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0049

Very nice and unusual design in very good condition and thought to be victorian.

No markings.

3.5" long x 1" high

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Ball & Half Moon

Ball & Half Moon - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0050

Good condition and well plated.

Simple design

3.75" long x 1.25" high

SOLD

Triangles

Triangles - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0052

Squared centre with beaded decoration.and diamond shaped bases.

Registered diamond engraving gives the date to 1871.

Extremely good condition consistent with their age with no major faults.

Size (each) 3.75" long x 1.5" high

38.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Exeter Type

Exeter Type - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0053

Very ornate "A" ends with sectioned centre stem.

Very good condition apart from one small area on inner face of one end which is barely noticeable.

Although not marked the design is very reminiscent of John Gough circa 1890.

Size 3" long x 1.5" high

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Gothic

Gothic - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0054

Extremely good condition with heavy barley twist centre and very ornate and well engraved ends

Very unusual format.

3.25" long x 1.5" high

35.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Fine Exeter

Fine Exeter - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0055

Extremely fine condition.

Marked by "J.G"

3" long x 1.5" high

SOLD

Triple Ball Twist

Triple Ball Twist - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0056

Extremely well silver plated on brass in perfect condition. Beautiful balled ends with a finely engraved centre. Late Victorian or early twentieth century.

3.25" long x 1.5" high

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Triple Ball Bamboo

Triple Ball Bamboo - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0057

Excellent condition and very unusual subject.

3.5" long x 1" high

SOLD

Shields

Shields - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0059

Elegantly composed shield ends with engraving detail on the feet.
Suitable for monogramming as gift.

Very good condition

2.75" long x 1.75" high

35.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Four Ball Twist

Four Ball Twist - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0060

Silver plated on brass, showing slight signs of their age thought to be late Victorian. Fine engraved centre stem giving an overall attractive item.



Size 3.5" long x 1.5" high.

20.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Hoop & Rose

Hoop & Rose - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0061

Set of 6 French Christofle rests.
Each marked with import control mark and in excellent condition. Rose motif at each end.
3" long x 1.5" high

SOLD

Three Ball Fancy

Three Ball Fancy - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0063

Plating showing signs of age which is thought to be late Victorian.
Silver on brass with a very fancy centre stem.

Size 3.25" long x 1.5" high

20.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Fancy Triangles

Fancy Triangles - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0064

Very ornate ends in extremely good condition with squared centre piece.

2.75" long x 1.75" high

Padlock impress mark engraving.

35.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Plain Ball Ends

Plain Ball Ends - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0065

Perfectly formed four ball ends with round centre in good condition. Thought to be late Victorian

3.5" long x 1.5" high

SOLD

Ball Feet Cross

Ball Feet Cross - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0067

All in excellent condition with heavily twisted centre piece connected to ball ends and with ball feet.

3.5" long x 1.5" high

25.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Plain Cross

Plain Cross - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0068

Flat ends in good condition and diamond shaped middle, They have monogrammed ends (H.E.P).


3" long x 1.25" high

20.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

English Hearts

English Hearts - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0070

Made by H T & S.

Fancy pierced ends with plain centre piece.

3" long x 1.25" high

SOLD

Four Petals

Four Petals - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0071

Very ornate ends in extremely good condition. with a circular middle
Maker: O.W. thought to be early 20th century

3.5" long x 1.5" high

SOLD