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Sandoz Animal Silver Knife Rests with Salt and Pepper Two Boxed Set Rare for Christofle Galia

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Sandoz Animal Silver Knife Rests with Salt and Pepper Two Boxed  Set Rare for Christofle Galia

 

Silver plated knife rests, created by Marcel Eduoard Sandoz are individually cast with twelve different cubist animal forms, a complete boxed set! Never before seen or offered together is the matching boxed set of four different condiment shakers. Both sets in matching original boxes, even the original paper to show the exact layout intended for the knife rests.

 

These miniature sculptures are in pristine condition and were commissioned by Christofle for their “Gallia Line” in the late 1920′s.  Used in the First Class Dining Room of the French Ocean Liner the  S.S. Normandie, it was also made available to the public as an extravagant gift set as displayed here in its original box. The box interior bears the seal of Orfevrerie Gallia and the rooster.

 

Sandoz is a renowned Swiss designer and sculptor, famous for his larger works in bronze, stone and porcelain. He is considered one of the leading artists working in the Art Deco Style and his career included work in chemistry, physics and invention. Sandoz had a special fascination with animal forms and his guiding  philosophy was that    “Art must include love, nature, and science,”

Eduardo Sandoz, Sculptor

 

photo  portrait of Eduoardo Sandoz  

 

Silver Knife Rests Sandoz for Christofle

 

 

Knife rests are rare in the United States but are “de rigueur” for any formal French table setting.  To add the very rare two pairs of salt/pepper shakers! Use them to “rest your knife” (as shown) or simply consider them a special collection of petite sculptures from an important artist.  The name Christofle adds to their value, and the Galia mark further distinguishes them as being from Christofle’s most avant garde line.

 

 

 

 

Measurements

Each knife rest is 1″ tall by 3″ wide. x 12
Each condiment shaker approximately the same. 4 pieces

Price (USD)

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