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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.

A frames

A frames - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0072

Excellent condition with beautifully engraved "A" ends and delicately twisted centre piece.

3" long x 1.5" high

40.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Heavy Crosses

Heavy Crosses - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0073

Very good condition, plain cross ends with fancy collars and circular central collar as a centre stem.

3.25" long x 1.25" high

20.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Pointed Clover Leaf

Pointed Clover Leaf - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0074

All in excellent condition and well plated.

Very decorative ends with sectioned centre stems.

2.75" long x 1.5" high

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Circle & Loop

Circle & Loop - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0075

All in extremely good condition with ornate pierced ends. Fancy centre stem forms a completely decorative set of knife rests

2.75" long x 1.5" high

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Three pronged Ball

Three pronged Ball - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0076

All in very good condition, with "claw" ends topped y a ball and circular centre piece.
Heavy weight and extra long basically to be used for Carvers.

4.5" long x 1.5" high

25.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Branches

Branches - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0077

Simulated tree trunks or branches used for cross ends and middle section.

All in very good condition and plating well preserved.

3.25" long x 1.5" high

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Fancy

Fancy - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0079

Pretty set of rests, well plated with twisted stem and collars and very ornate ends all in good condition.

2.75" long x 1.25" high

25.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

English Diamonds

English Diamonds - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0080

Makers mark T & S. Very attractive pierced ends with circular centre piece

Very good condition.

3" long x 1.25" high

20.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Twisted Diamond

Twisted Diamond - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0081

Makers mark H T & S

Very attractive pieced end rests with finely twisted centre piece. All in good condition.

2.75" long x 1.25" high

25.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Mother Pearl

Mother Pearl - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0246

Set of two knife rests with mother of pearl centres and attractive rose and thistle decorated collars, adjoining four ball ends.

Excellent condition.

Size 4" long (10cm) x 2" high (5cm)

SOLD

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

Poodles - View large image and details.

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

Prime Arts & Crafts

Prime Arts & Crafts - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0300

A really nice pair of Arts & Crafts Knife Rests with a complete set of marks. The maker from Birmingham is Thomas Prime and Sons who commenced Electroplate from 1844. These rests are circa 1900 and in very good condition being silver plated onto nickel silver.
Size (each) 3" long x 1.5" high

35.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Mounted Antlers

Mounted Antlers - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0310

A late victorian and unique pair of rests with mounted antlers between a s/plated collar onto a s/plated ball.
This is then connected to a shaped horn base making very attractive examples in excellent order throughout, Size 3" wide x 1" high at each of the middle sections.

SOLD

Dragons

Dragons - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0311

A fine pair of Knife (and possibly fork) Rests in the form of dragons.
Heavily silver plated onto brass and in excellent order throughout.
Sizes (each) 3.25" long x 1.25" high.

SOLD

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

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0315

Silver Plated onto Nickel Siver or possibly totally Nickel Silver typically Birmingham 1900 design with twisted centre. In perfect condition and with makers marks I. R. & S. with a globe in a shield.
Size 3" (7.5 cm) long x 1.5" (3.75 cm)high

35.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

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

Flower Rests

Flower Rests - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0327

An unusual and beautifully designed set of plated French Art Deco rests one depicting Pansies and the other wild roses. They are in extremely good condition and the sizes are:- 3.5"(8.5cm) long x 1.25"(3 cm) high.

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Grape Vines

Grape Vines - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0328

A very attractive pair of silver plated antique, vintage and very ornate knife rests in pristine condition. The plating is very thick and it is thought that they were made in the early part of the 20th century. Sizes 4" (10cm.) long x1.5" (3.7cm.) wide x .75" (2cm.) high.

SOLD

Ercuis Silver Plate

Ercuis Silver Plate - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0330

A fine set of 6 late 19th or early twentieth century heavily silver plated rests with the French Ercuis and 12g marks that denote that 12g of silver was present in the article that weighs 27g i.e. there is nearly 50% of solid silver in each rest. Sizes for each rest are length 3.25"(8.5cm) x height 1"(2.5cm). Each rest is in superb condition and they are all housed in a purpose made box.

SOLD

Manx Island

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Ref: KN0333

A beautifully crafted pair of silver plated rests in the form of the Isle of Man 3-legged logo. (The Isle of Man TT motorbike races have been held for many years.) The condition is pristine and the date is thought to be circa 1930. Size length 3" (8cm) high x 1.5" (3.8cm) high.

30.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Six Swans Swimming

Six Swans Swimming - View large image and details.

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

Victorian Arts & Craft

Victorian Arts & Craft - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0340

A typical set of 4 arts and craft knife rests circa 1900. They are in perfect condition beautifully made with pierced highly decorative ends and a heavily scrolled middle section.
size 2.75" (7cm) long x 1.5" (3.5cm) high.

SOLD

Cheeky Cats

Cheeky Cats - View large image and details.

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

Figural A

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Ref: KN0344

A fine pair of nineteenth century rests with figural A ends and a twisted centre, They are of fine quality and in extremely good condition with heavy plating intact.
Size 3.5" (88mm) long x 1.5" (38mm) high.

SOLD

Large Carvers

Large Carvers - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0350

An Art Deco inspired set of 2 large carving rests with unusual ball and A ends and a straight circular centre. They are silver plated on brass and are almost certainly English from the early 20th century.
size of each 3.5" (9cm) x 2" (5cm)

SOLD

Large Antler Carvers

Large Antler Carvers - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0351

A superb set of Silver Plated bases with large inserted horns to give above average large carvers. They are in pristine condition and almost certainly come from the victorian period. They have been carefully cleaned and preserved and do look as if they have never been used. The size of each is 3.25" (8cms) average width x 2.5" (6.5cms) high at the outside edges.

SOLD

English Hearts

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Ref: KN0357

A beautiful pair of Victorian knife rests with fancy pierced ends with a heart at the top. They have scrolled centres and are in perfect condition. Each is marked E.P.N.S. made in England on the reverse.
Size 2.75" (7cm) long x 1.5" (3.7cm) high.

20.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Large S/P Carvers

Large S/P Carvers - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0358

A very nice and large pair of knife rests with balled feet ends and semi-fluted centres and diamond shaped centres. In perfect condition they have no repairs or imperfections and are from the late Victorian era i.e. late 1900's.
Size 3.25" (8.5cm) long x 1.5" (3.7cm)high

SOLD

Art Deco Angles

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Ref: KN0359

A perfect example of Art Deco knife rests in very fine condition. Dating from the 1930,s they are silver plated with angular ends that are also ribbed. They have a square middle.
Sizes 3cm x 2.5cm ends x 8.5 cm long.

22.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection

Gilded Cats

Gilded Cats - View large image and details.

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

Silea Gift Boxes

Silea Gift Boxes - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0365

An unusual pair of well plated and detailed knife rests in the form of gift boxes. Thought to be Art Deco period (1930's) and they are in beautiful condition.
Sizes 2.4" (6cm) long x .5" (1.2cm) high

SOLD

Grapes and leaf

Grapes and leaf - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0366

A unique pair of Silea well silver plated knife rests in the form of grapes and leaves. They have a v shaped cut out to their tops where the knife would rest. They are in superb condition and were probably used with fruit knives during the Art Deco period.
Sizes 1.5" (4cm) long x 1" 2.5cm) high

SOLD

Cross Ball feet

Cross Ball feet - View large image and details.

Ref: KN0371

A lovely pair of S/Plated Knife Rests from the early 20yh. century in first class condition.
Size 9cm. (3.5") long x 3.5cm.(1.5") high

12.00 GBP - Click to add to Your Selection