George V Novelty Silver Chicken Letter Opener 'Benjamin Rabier '

SAMPSON MORDAN & CO, CHESTER 1912
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A rare early 20th century silver Letter Opener, the terminal formed as a Chicken, after a design by Benjamin Rabier.

By Sampson Mordan, Chester, 1912

£395.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair, the makers mark slightly rubbed.
Dimensions
H
219  mm (8.62 inches)
W
42  mm (1.65 inches)
Weight
51.00 Grams (1.64 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
NW159
Medium
Silver
Literature
Benjamin Rabier (1864-1939) is a French illustrator, comic book artist and animator. He became famous for creating La vache qui rit, and is one of the precursors of animal comics. His work has inspired many other artists, notably Hergé and Edmond-François Calvo. Rabier started to work as an illustrator for various newspapers after meeting Caran d'Ache. His most famous creations are Gideon the duck and the characters he drew for Le roman de Renar