19th Century Toothpick Holder by Ofèvrerie Christofle

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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

Medium: Pewter

Condition: Good slight distortion to the ring.