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Pair of English Silver Plate Wine Coasters

  • England, circa 1940
  • Dimensions: 2 inches high, 5 1/2 inch diameter

Wine Coasters are a perfect example of the result of changing social customs which also affected articles made in silver. We can assume someone probably conceived the idea of placing a wine bottle in a stand and pushing (“coasting”) it along the table. This explains why the original name was a ‘bottle slider’. The underside of the coaster is fitted with felt to prevent any markings on the polished mahogany tables. This handsome pair of English Silver Plated Wine Coasters are copies of a George III style with their pierced decoration on the sides, thread edge rims and wooden interiors. These English Silver Plated Wine Coasters are quite attractive, are in pristine condition and would make a lovely gift for any occasion.