19th Century Toothpick Holder by Ofèvrerie Christofle
Ornately crafted and plated in silver, this curious and intriguing antique toothpick holder was made by Paris silversmiths Ofèvrerie Christofle, founded by Charles Christofle in 1830. Toothpick holders became popular in the Victorian era, used to decorate formal table settings. This wonderfully distinctive piece boasts a mischievous dancing gargoyle-like figure - a fantastic collector's item to add some character to your table decoration.
Artist name: Ofèvrerie Christofle
Approx date: 19th century
Size: H 12.8 cm x W 5.5 cm x D 4.7 cm
Condition: Good slight distortion to the ring.