A rare early 20th century silver Letter Opener, the terminal formed as a Rabbit, after a design by Benjamin Rabier. 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.
In good condition with no damage or repair. 215 mm x 37 mm. The item "George V Novelty Silver Rabbit Letter Opener'Benjamin Rabier' 1929" is in sale since Tuesday, July 10, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "rulebrittania" and is located in Sittingbourne. This item can be shipped worldwide.