Early 20th Century Novelty Silver Rabbit Paper/Letter Clip Benjamin Rabier

Sampson Mordan, Chester 1912
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A rare early 20th century novelty silver Letter or Paper Clip, made in the form of back-to-back comical seated Rabbits (after Benjamin Rabier) connected by a steel spring.

By Sampson Mordan, Chester, 1912. Also stamped with the retailers mark of Mappin & Webb and with French import marks.

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 Renart.

Reserved - £350.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair and in full working order
Dimensions
H
55 mm (2.17 inches)
W
35 mm (1.38 inches)
Weight
34.20 Grams (1.10 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
TRS090921
Medium
Silver