04 Aug

Silver Wine Coasters

Antique wine or bottle coasters were first produced around 1770 as a way to protect the table.  Both sterling and silver plate were available.  They were originally sold in pairs — one for each end of the dining table.

various wine coasters

In the 19th century different styles emerged.  Some coasters had wood bases, and others were made with porcelain ones.

wine coaster

Edges were often gadrooned, gallery, or scroll and shell.

silver antique wine coaster

What a lovely way to serve wine at the table….

wine coaster on table

and they make such a great gift…

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