Antique Kniferest Victorian Crystal Faceted England 1860-1890s Table Accessory
This is an absolutely beautiful antique leaded crystal large knife rest or cutlery rest with a fluted bar.
The large knife rest or carving knife rest is quite old, dating to around 1850-1870 and has faceted ball ends in a dumbell or barbell shape.
This knife rest has been hand and not machine faceted.
The rest measures 4.5 inches long with 1.5 in diameter faceted ball ends.
It has only a few tiny facet chips and is really in very good condition for it's age.
Knife rests were popularized by the Victorians as a way to keep your tablecloth clean during dinner courses and reduced the number to be washed. Clever as well as decorative.
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