Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
Price range: £425
These lovely knife (chop stick!) rests are made by William Hair Haseler and are a known Liberty Cymric design. They are fully assayed for Birmingham 1904, with just one rest carrying the WHH makers mark.
I believe these to be an Oliver Baker design, or perhaps an adaptation of a Knox design. What makes these knife rests particularly attractive and unusual are the turquoise stones set in each pillar.
Condition is excellent and they are a good gauge of silver.
Maker: Liberty & Co/William Hair Haseler
Date : 1904
Marks: WHH (one only), Birmingham, e
Material: Sterling silver, turquoise
Size: 7.75cm long, 4.0cm high
Weight : 28 grams, 1.0 oz each