A very rare antique set of 10 Christofle knife rests in the 6691 'Filets' pattern from an antique catalog of 1883 - 1891. They are not even available at Replacements Ltd. at present.
'Prestigious commissions from royalty and heads of state, including King Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III, and the supply of silver for grand hotels, ocean liners, trains and airlines bear witness to the house's success and reputation. The most respected French and European museums have pieces by Christofle in their permanent collections'. From the Christofle Heritage.
So, if you cannot vacation on such a luxury ocean liner, or on the Orient Express nor stay at grand hotels; there is still a chance for creating that romantic touch inside your own home! Just click to go to my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics. ←(click hyperlink) hall mark and further info, scroll down.
This Table Setting is with the blue plates from Société Céramique Maestricht, in the Boerenhoeve pattern. Of course Boerenhoeve is Dutch for Farmstead and this is transfer ware from the 1930s.
Plate Chargers are Pillivuyt in the Sancerre pattern, available at Replacements Ltd. The Flatware is by Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet. Napkin in ton-sur-ton is by Le Jacquard Français.
This is how the knives from first course and main course are rested upon this knife rest...
Cutting edge of knives, always facing towards the plate!
9 out of 10 do have this antique Christofle hall mark with CC two scales, 4 stars above and bee below with a kind of palm branches.
1 out of 10 has this newer hall mark from after 1935