Again I did find you 6 antique Christofle knife rests in the Griffes Antiques - Antique Claws pattern as listed in the late 19th century Christofle Catalog. Catalog page will follow below photos. This rare set is available at my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics. A very elegant way for protecting your fine table linens from getting soiled. These French Christofle knife rests will for sure be an asset to a fine table setting for that special event. The hall mark bears the antique C C for the late 19th century Charles Christofle.
This is the Christofle Griffes Antiques knife rest.
Table Setting is Cream Color on Cream Color by Wedgwood. ← Just click on the hyperlinks!
We are lucky for having gardenias blooming right now. A nice bonus after such a long hot and dry summer.
Flatware is Gero Zilmeta Menuet 528.
Hand embroidered tablecloth in cross stitch roses is done by me, for my trousseau on heavy rayon damask from 3Suisse France.
View from all 6 Christofle knife rests.
Better view from the sides...
Closeup of an individual Christofle knife rest in the Griffes Antiques pattern.
This is a page from a late 1800s Christofle catalog and to the right, second from top you see the Griffes Antiques knife rest.
The late 1800s C C Charles Christofle hall marks.
Exact same hall marks on my Christofle sugar sifter spoon from 1862. It was a lot easier to capture a photo off this flat handle.
My favorite Christofle (Memoir) book 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.