Coasters were intended to hold bottles or decanters of wine at the dinner table, and act as a recepticle to cash drips and ribbles on the foot of the wine container. As wine contains achohol, and residual liquid remaining on the base could damage the top of the table, more so if the table had a French polished surface. if the table had a cloth, the wine could leave a permanent stain. On a table without a cloth, the felt base also allowed them to be slid from one guest to the next along the top of the table. Made of silver or silverplate, they usually have a turned hardwood base, sometimes with a central silver boss, and usually covered in green baize on bottom. The sides are usually cast or pierced, often with vine leaves, grapes and tendrils incororated into the design. It is quite common for them to be available in pairs
A Millennium sterling silver wine coaster, 2000 Sheffield, with maker's mark for Carr's, of elegant plain form with a rolled rim and conforming lower edge, with a tapering pine base finished with felt, hallmarked to body, in original box. Total wei
A graduated set of sterling silver Georg Jensen coasters by Harald Nielsen, each with typical with grapevine and foliate motif, 2 x large coaster (size 51D) 12 cm, 6 x (size 51B) 9 cm, 6 x (size 51C) 7.5 cm, 6 x (size 51) 6 cm diameter, total weight 667 gr
A large sterling silver and timber coaster, 1996 Birmingham, with maker's marks for W.I Broadway & Co, the coaster of cushion profile; hallmarked to central button, total weight 264gr. Height 4.5 cm. Diameter 18 cm
A sterling silver and timber wine coaster, 1996 London, with maker's mark for MC Hersey & Son, the wine coaster with an elegant pierced border and a sterling button to the interior, green felt underside; hallmarked, total weight 142gr. Height 4 cm.
A pair of Georgian sterling silver and mahogany wine coasters, 1776 Sheffield, with rubbed maker's marks, of typical form centred with silver buttons and with green felt underside, with neoclassical pierced borders of cartouches, festoons and beaded rims;
A sterling silver and timber wine bottle coaster 1997 Birmingham, with maker's mark for Broadway & Co. The straight sided coaster with a continuous embossed swag and ribbon motif above a stepped and threaded foot, the timber base with a silver butt
A pair of George III provincial sterling silver wine coasters, 1806 Sheffield, with maker's marks for John Roberts & Co, of elegant form with gadrooned rims and a complementary frieze to the body with mahogany bases each with central crested bosses; hallma
A George IV silver wine coaster by Thomas settle, Sheffield 1825, with acanthus leaf capped gadrooned rim above floral and foliate embossed body, turned interior with central silver plug, 17.5 cm diameter.
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