Set of Twelve Knife Rests designed as cubist inspired animals,Silverplate.Original silk lined fitted case.
The original models commissined by Christofle from Edouard.Marcel.SANDOZ (1881-1971),A Swiss Animaliers sculptor & Painter.
Sandoz was an important scuptor of the period,he exhibited frequently at the Paris Salon,predominately created Animalier work but also some figural sulptures.
In 1933 he founded the Societe Francaise des Animaliers,he also supplied models for porcelain figures to Havilland & co,Limoges & the Manufacture Nationale de Sevres.
French, circa 1920s.