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Knife Rest "Glorious Peacock"
£4.78 inc. tax

£4.78 ex. tax
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What is a knife rest? Knife rests are one of the little extravagances in life that can quickly transform a minimal table setting into one of elegance and class. Add creativity and individuality to your dining experience and easily impress family and friends with this peacock knife rest. This kind of tableware was utilised during the 18th century by nobles and those of the upper class to preserve tablecloths and table napkins from getting stained. Knife rests have evolved greatly from being functional kitchenware for those of nobility and made of a variety of materials such as wood, gold, silver, ivory, and mother of pearl to becoming widely available anyone as part of dining sets or as collector's items. Practical and elegant at the same time, the peacock design of this silverware stems from the love of Prussian monarchs for these peafowls. The Peacock Island - Pfauinsel in German - is a haven for free-ranging peafowls and other avian species (both native and exotic) roaming around the beautifully landscaped gardens. Peacock Island has been such a haven for animals since th reign of Prussian King Frederik William II. Today the park remains to be sanctuary for the animals living there as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site along with many other castles and parks located in Potsdam and Berlin. Furthermore, the love of the Prussian monarchy can also be observed on the wallpaper art in the royal bedchambers of Prince Henry - King Frederick the Great's younger brother - in the New Palace built within the grand grounds of Sanssouci Park, Potsdam. 



Details

- Length: 8 cm
- Material: metal with intricate engravings, silver plated
- Custom made
- Made in Germany
Product Code: MSS64-09033
Brand: Museum-shop
weight: 500 g
Product Condition: New
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