This is a wonderful set of silver Knife Rests, to impress your guests at your next Formal Dinner Party....produced in Belgium CA.1890....a time when Formal Dinners and impressive silver Knife Rests were all the rage!
And very practical also....the rests would keep your Knives up above your Lace Tablecloth, so that dab of Gravy or Sauce would not sully the cloth.
A full set of 12....they are hallmarked on the center rod: "800" for the silver content and a Double Star in a lozenge.
The size of each is 3.5" long x 2" high x 1-7/8" wide at the ends....
The ends have wonderful rococo designs, with a cartouche containing the letters in script that appear to be "P" and "R" entwined. (see photo)