info Rabier Knife rests: fables from De La Fontaine

 

RARE and gorgeous art deco chromed metal figural knife rests from the art deco period. Unfortunately, there is 1 missing! There are only eleven.
All different fables from Jean De La Fontaine, among them:  the wolf and the stork , the fox and the stork ,the hare and the turtle, the raven and the fox ....
1 with little damage (see picture), the rest in very good condition!!! 
Signed. A rare set!! Great knife rests, all the animals beautifully pictured!! 
Designed by Benjamin RABIER, made in France. ca 1930. ca 9 cm long and between 3 en 5 cm high

B. RABIER, well known French illustrator, (1864 - 1939) One of the masters of early French comics, best known for his animal drawings. He also worked in the advertising field. For example, he developed the famous cow logo of the cheese brand La Vache Qui Rit

 

art deco chromed metal animal knife rests of De La Fontaine's fables, designed by Benjamin Rabier. Ca 1930.

art deco chromed metal animal knife rests of De La Fontaine's fables, designed by Benjamin Rabier. Ca 1930.

slight patina damage on this one above!