MATCHED SET OF FOUR GEORGE III SILVER KNIFE RESTS
Charles Fox, London 1817 (2)
Rebeccah Emes and Edward Barnard, London 1815 (2)
Of heavy gauge silver, each formed of a baluster shaped stretcher supported by end shaped crosses,
also of baluster form, terminating in ring and ball finials
Condition : Excellent; sit flat on the table; wear to several marks;
most makers' marks somewhat rubbed or partially stuck
Knife rests are extremely useful either for resting service knives and spoons on the table, or for holding pistol-handled knives, some of which have difficulty remaining on the edge of the plates
Charles Fox is noted of producing work of “consistently high quality”. Grimwade describes him as “perhaps one of the last individualist plateworkers before the debacle of Victorian mass production”. Emes and Barnard was on of the largest working firms of their period, reported to have wide connections with in the trade. The ledgers show that they supplied plate to the prestigious Rundell, Bridge and Rundell.
2.5” Long / 2.9 oz.
Marks for Charles Fox
Marks for Rebeccah Emes and Edward Barnard
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