This is a very attractive pair of antique early Victorian silverplate wine bottle coasters, they bear the makers mark of the renowned silversmith Elkington and date from circa 1850.
They feature an attractive cast grape vine design with crisscross fretwork. The coasters have turned wooden bases, with a central silverplate boss, engraved with the family crest of a kite on an anchor. The wooden bases are covered in green felt verso.
Add an elegant touch to your next dining experience.
In excellent condition commensurate with age.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 5 x Width 19 x Depth 19
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2.0 x Width 7.5 x Depth 7.5
Elkington & Co
was a silver manufacturer from Birmingham, England.
The firm was founded by George Richards Elkington and his brother, Henry Elkington, in the 1830s. It operated under the name G. R. Elkington & Co. until 1842, when a third partner, Josiah Mason, joined the firm. It operated as Elkington, Mason, & Co. until 1861, when the partnership with Mason was terminated. The firm operated independently as Elkington & Co. from 1861 until 1963. It was then taken over by British Silverware, Ltd. In 1971 British Silverware, Ltd. became a subsidiary of Delta Metal Co. Ltd.
Over the course of history, it became very successful and was one of the prime producers of silver plating. Elkington received various royal warrants of appointments. One of their most famous pieces is the electrotype copy of the Jerningham Wine Cooler, at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Our reference: 09466