Adding one more rare set of vintage French Christofle knife rests in the 1930s Coquille Regence pattern. These fine pieces do bear the Gallia hall mark. Gallia is the name of an old collection created by Christofle in 1900. These knife rests however are from the 1930s following the goat hall mark from that era. They are available at my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics.
Shown here on a Le Jacquard Français placemat with the French Gien Rose china and my Gero Zilmeta Menuet 528 flatware.
Closeup from the knife rest.
All 12 together on a Le Jacquard Français placemat.
They could use some thorough polishing as certain areas have accumulated some dirt since the 1930s.
I do leave that up to the buyer.
Detail from the Coquille Regence pattern from the top.
The Gallia hall mark by Christofle with a goat, which indicates they are from the 1930s.
Sur La Table once in a while also does sell some antique Christofle knife rests.
In 1898 Christofle started to equip Le Ritz in Paris with the Gallia collection.
Read in the French Christofle CHRONOLOGIE, click on the year.
Interesting book about Christofle by David Rosenberg.
Indeed, Christofle is still a symbol of luxury and elegance. Since its founding in the mid-19th century. Today as in the past, it has been gracing the tables of emperors, princes, or maharajas, in palaces, on board the Trans-Siberian Railway, Orient Express, or transatlantic ocean liners, or in contemporary restaurants, Christofle continues to make an impression. This great book is available at Amazon.com.