Breadborad and slicer


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First quarter 20th Century

  • £234
  • €275 Euro
  • $311 US Dollar


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Large, arched breadboard and slicer. These were used primarily in high Alpine villages where the snow blocked access for several months. Bread was produced in quantity, baked in communal ovens, and conserved dried. The heavy iron blade was used more to break the large loaves into manageable portions than to actually slice them. Fitted with a horn handle, one side of the blade bears traces of antique decoration and is impressed with the initials G.D. It is attached by passing a terminal hook through an iron loop in the reinforced portion of the base. The letters G.A. are impressed on one side of the frame. Early 1900s. A fine piece of Alpine craftsmanship with a lovely patina. Provenance: Haute Savoie, France.

50 x 42 x 9 cm


First quarter 20th Century

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Bibliotheca Culinaria began as a specialized publisher providing books to Italy's professional chefs. Our curiosity regarding culinary history led to an interest in material culture and the many tools and objects that relate to agriculture, cooking, and dining.

We've assisted restaurants, pastry shops, and hotels in locating unusual items for their decor and are always delighted to add to a collection of kitchenalia. We welcome the challenge of assembling groups of objects for maximum visual impact. Our stock, largely Italian and French in origin, encompasses a range of materials and eras from Alpine treen to French majolica, from copper pots to Murano glass.

We find objects that display signs of use to be particularly eloquent. Handling them, we are reminded of the lasting impact of simple quotidian gestures and they return us to the particular convivial atmosphere of past times.

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