Delicate and Gorgeous Antique French Silver Knife Holders by Maitre Orfèvre Eugène LEFEBVRE.
This gorgeous Set of 12 knife holders is decorated in the Rocaille Style, with swirling floral scrolls surrounding a medallion showcasing an AA Monogram.
The Silver rod linking both ends is square and lightly twisted to give it a more delicate aspect, contributing to the overall lightness of the pieces.
The knife holders became more popular towards the middle of the 19th Century, the symbol of a table perfectly set up.
Our Knife Holders are perfectly balanced, very elegant and in perfect shape.
A true rare find as most of the Knife Holders on the market today are plated silver.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – Hence 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Eugène LEFEBVRE and shows an E and an L separated by Swan pierced by an arrow.
The Mark was registered on March 9th 1896, and cancelled on June 11th, 1910.
His shops were located 14 bis Rue des Minimes in Paris