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Rare set of twelve chrome plated metal knife-rests in the shape of different animals: lobster, lion, grasshopper, elephant, hippopotamus, monkey, eagle, fish, sea lion, puma (2) and duck, circa 1920-1930. The knife rests feature the characteristic of the Art Deco style prevalent at that time. The pieces are not marked but the model is known to have been produced and sold at the time by "Le Comptoir Général" store. This complete set is with its original box with compartments for each piece. No monograms. The Comptoir Général, retailer figured among the great Parisian stores of the late nineteenth-century and was one of ‘the most well-stocked shops for everything from jewelry, bronze art objects, timepieces & furniture, precious stones, marble sculptures, silverware, ceiling lights & white metal, chandeliers, cutlery, lamps & diamond-faceted fireplaces, travel clocks, “fine-stone” pearls. Intersecting the grand Parisian boulevards, the Comptoir Général was located on the royal route. Strolling from the Place de la Madeleine to Boulevard Montmartre, elegant crowds was stopping to admire the store’s display windows, stocked in an abundant and spectacular manner. The Comptoir Général was contemporary as other great department stores of the period, like the Grands Magasins du Louvre, Bon Marché, and La Samaritaine, and attested to the new forms of commerce developing during the second half of the nineteenth century. These stores displayed in a way that was elaborate and often luxurious. Measures: 3.94 (10.4 cm) lobster. 3.54 (9 cm) lion, grasshopper, elephant, monkey, eagle, fish. 3.15 (8.7 cm) sea lion, hippopotamus, puma. 2.76 (7.8 cm) duck. Weight: 732 grams. Total weight with original box : 1100 grams The condition is very good for this set. Micro-scratches from normal use. Shipping and Insurance Information: Sales only by shipment. Shipping worldwide with Priority Package Express International. We ship purchase Mondays through Friday (outside French holidays) paid items will be shipped on the first shipping day after payment is received. After registration of your order and confirmation of your payment, your order is prepared and packaged with the utmost care to ensure you receive the items in perfect condition. Your package will be insured for the total value of your purchase (s). Tracking numbers (French and international) of your package will be sent by e mail to track your package online on the french website then on the website of postal service in your country.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920-1930
  • Condition Details
    The condition is very good for this set. Micro-scratches from normal use.
  • Dimensions
    H 0.001 in. x W 0.001 in. x D 0.001 in.H 0.03 mm x W 0.03 mm x D 0.03 mm
  • Seller Location
    TRIAIZE, FR
  • Seller Reference Number
    J710
  • Sold As
    Set of 12
  • Reference Number
    LU1919311119881
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