Learn about Coaster

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

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Set of six sterling silver coasters with engine turned tops, marked Jubilee mark, B & Co, Birmingham, 1977, approx 8 cm dia.

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 silver wine coaster, pierced detail, fluted rim, wooden base; Asprey & Co, London, 1912.

Art Nouveau Russian silver bottle/decanter coaster, 84 zolotnik purity (875), Moscow (maker B.A.), 18.8 cm wide, 12.7 cm high, 329 grams approx, bottom rim out of shape

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

Georgian ";Old Sheffield plate" wine coaster carriage on turning wheels, turned wood bases, with silver central buttons. Circa 1825

A pair of modern sterling silver decanter coasters, each with turned mahogany wooden base & Hallmarks London. Diameter 12.5 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 pair of George III sterling silver wine coasters, London 1779, 4 cm high, 12.5 cm diameter. Provenance: Christie’s, Eric Dare Collection, 14 November 1995

A set of eleven sterling silver nestle centennial coaster by makers Mappin and Webb, London, 1866-1966, 13 x 13 cm (each)

George III sterling silver Wine coaster, with turned wood, based bottom and pierced fret work border, central clean silver button for engraving, marked JD, London, 1773, approx 4 cm high, 12 cm deep

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

Sterling silver bottle/decanter coaster hallmarked London 1987 (John Bull Ltd), 13 cm diameter

A pair of Victorian sterling silver decanter labels, "Claret" & " Port" by Charles Rawlings & William Sumner, Birmingham 1837

Austro-Hungarian silver 800 standard set of twelve coasters in a stand all with beaded edging, set in a stand with three ball feet. Condition good, minor wear. Diameter of coasters 7 cm. Weight 286g

Norwegian silver 830 standard set of six Drink coasters with beaded edging. Condition good, minor bending. Diameter 8.5 cm. Weight 156g

Eleven Fairfax and Roberts silver coasters stamped 925, diameter 8 cm approx, 442grams approx

Sterling silver bottle coaster hallmarked London 1901, 9.5 cm high & 170g approx.

Persian silver set of eight Drink coasters with repeating floral motifs, stamped to the base. Condition good, some tarnishing, minor dents. Diameter 7.8 cm. Weight 315g

A George III pair of sterling silver pierced bead edge decanter coasters by John Langford II & John Sebille, London 1772/3. 11.5 cm diameter

A pair of George III sterling silver pierced and engraved wine coasters, London 1782 maker's mark rubbed

A Georgian style pair of sterling silver pierced decanter coasters by JB Chatterley & Sons Ltd, Birmingham 1979. 13.5 cm diameter

Irish sterling silver small wine coaster, 1988 Dublin City Millenium hallmark

Pair of sterling silver and mahogany coasters hallmarked London

An Australian sterling silver bottle coaster Initialled 'R.J.L. Martin

A pair of silver wine coasters, of plain form, wood inlay base; M C Hersey & Son Ltd, London, 1985.

A silver wine coaster, beaded rim, wood inlay base; Barker Ellis silver Co, Birmingham, 1985.

German silver 800 standard pair of bottle coasters with a pierced gallery & timber bases Hamburg, 19th century maker Brahmfeld & Gutruf. Condition good, minor wear & tarnishing. Diameter 12.6 cm

A pair of silver on copper wine coasters, pre 1920's, each approx 19 cm diameter

A pair of George V silver bottle coasters, Asprey & Co., London 1911. 9 cm diameter

Two Sterling Silver bottle coasters, hallmarked Birmingham 1996

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.

A George III silver wine coaster by S.C.Younger & Co., Sheffield 1813, with shell capped and ribbon moulded gadrooned rim and embossed body, the turned interior with silver plug, 16 cm width.

A pair of George IV silver wine coasters by James Mckay, Edinburgh 1820, each with gadrooned edges, turned interior with silver plug, 15.5 cm diameter.