Superb English Crystal Cutlery Rest Faceted Barbell Victorian Edwardian 1890-1910
This is an English late Victorian or Edwardian era hand faceted crystal cutlery rest shaped like a barbell or dumbell with faceted ball ends made in England 1890-1910.
The large crystal carving knife rest measures 1.5 inches high by 5 inches long and is in very good condition with only 2 minor facet chips and general facet wear.
I brought home recently from England. Knife rests were developed to keep your knife from dirtying the tablecloth at meals.
They are popping up on tea tables and dining tables nowadays...a renaissance!
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