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Item No: C147
Knife rests were invented in the late 17th century or early 18th century, but wooden ones had been used during the Tudor period of Henry VIII. In the Victorian era, knife rests were made in a wide variety of materials and designs. Gold, silver, mother of pearl and ivory were among the materials used. The Chinese created chopstick rests in the same manner. In the West, knife rests were used at table during the first half of the twentieth century, but are now mostly collector's items. This is a pity as decorative knife rests can be a most attractive addition to a table setting, as well as being useful for not staining table linen.
Boxed set of 12 Vintage Lead Crystal Knife Rests with multi-point stars. Most retain their original sticker and are in excellent condition. Sourced in France, but possibly produced in Bohemia.
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