SET of 5 CHROME
KNIFE RESTS ~ KNIFE HOLDERS ~
Signed BENJAMIN RABIER
France 1930s ~ 1940s
Absolutly beautiful vintage CHROME original ART DECO ~ MODERNIST
SET of FIVE
KNIFE RESTS ~ KNIFE HOLDERS
Made in France in the 1930s and signed by BENJAMIN RABIER, the French cartoonist, designer and illustrator of childrenÂ´s books.
These comical knife rests show themes from Jean Jean de La FontaineÂ´s (1621-1695) famous animal tales:
Wolf & Lamb ~ Cow & Frog ~ FOX & BULL DOG ~ MOUSE pulling MOUSE ~ MOUSE & MOUSE
Benjamin Rabier is one of the masters of early French comics and an animation pioneer, best known for his animal drawings. Born in La Roche Sur Yon as the son of a carpenter, he moved to Paris with his family at age 5.
His first drawings were published in magazines like La Chronique Amusante and Le Gil Blas IllustrÃ©. Until 1895, he earns most fame in England and the USA, w he draws for Scraps, Pictorial Comic Life and Puck magazine.
Around 1894 he knew his first success in France working for the newspaper Le Rire and magazins like L'Assiette au Beurre and Le Chat Noir.
At the turn of the century, Rabier was an established artist. He began to produce mo ... read more