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Wine Coaster (England)

This is a Wine coaster. It is dated ca. 1810 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is sheffield plate (silver, copper), wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Still common at formal dinners, decorative wine coasters were purpose-built table accessories intended to protect expensive tablecloths. The silver-plated sides of this coaster provided an attractive stand for the bottle, while the wooden base was able to absorb any spilled or dripping wine after it had been poured.

This object was bequest of Walter Phelps Warren. It is credited Bequest of Walter Phelps Warren.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 4.7 x 15.2 cm (1 7/8 x 6 in.)

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Wine Coaster (England); sheffield plate (silver, copper), wood; H x diam.: 4.7 x 15.2 cm (1 7/8 x 6 in.); Bequest of Walter Phelps Warren; 1986-61-8

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