Set of nine antique holly leaf crystal knife rests. These cut crystal knife rests were produced by Cristallerie de Lorraine in the 20th century. The holly leaf knife rests would be a great addition to a table starting in the fall and through the holiday season from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Could be used as decorations instead of a knife rest.
- Sold as a set of nine
- Holly leaf crystal knife rests measure 9.5 cm (3.7 inches)
Knife rests were originally created in the late 17th or early 18th century and were used so you didn't have to exchange or wash cutlery between courses.
It is important to note that at the beginning of the meal knives should not be on the rests. During the meal, in-between bites, the knife should be placed on the edge of the plate, as proper etiquette dictates. The knife rest is only used in-between courses, when the plate is removed.
Holly leaf crystal knife rests discovered at a brocante in Paris' 14th Arrondissement.