Georgian knife dish
Two hundred years ago dinner knives were distributed at the dining table via a footman who transported them in a knife dish. The unique ends of this one are contoured to fit the holder's palms, and has an interesting engraved crest at one end. Originally Old Sheffield plate, it has been newly refinished. Made by HoGreat for holding cutlery at a buffet dinner. Made by Blagden Hodgson in Sheffield England circa 1820. 15 x 7 /4 x 31/2 " at it's tallest point. Silver-plate on copper.