Czech Bohemia Lead Crystal Kniferest Pair Tapered Baton Faceted Waffle Beveled
This is a pair of gorgeous hand faceted cut lead crystal knife rests of superb quality and workmanship from the 1890-1910s in the Bohemia area of the then Czechoslovakia.
Each of the beveled baton shaped knife rests measures each 3.15 inches long by .85 of an inch wide by .5 of an inch high in a tapered and beveled square baton shape.
The knife rests have a pattern that includes waffle, fan and diamond and have hand polished ends and sides.
The knife rests are in very good +++ used vintage condition with only a few tiny fleabites on the waffle points.
A wonderful find to set an elegant dining or tea table.
Knife rests were a creation to keep knives or serving pieces and serving utensils off the table cloths so the cloths remained clean.
With the Victorian passion for beautifying everything, knife rests were dining table works of art and are very collectible.
Presently undergoing a renaissance for the dining table and tea table. We have even supplied sets to sommelier tables.
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