George V Novelty Cat Letter Opener after Benjamin Rabier

Sampson Mordan, Chester 1912
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A rare early 20th century silver Letter Opener, the terminal formed as a comical cat, after a design by Benjamin Rabier.

By Sampson Mordan & Co, Chester 1912.

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.

£420.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
225 mm (8.86 inches)
W
65 mm (2.56 inches)
Weight
48.00 Grams (1.54 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
VA120422G
Medium
Silver