George III Silver Coaster


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Object Description

A classic antique sterling silver wine bottle stand with elegant plain styling. Hand engraved crest to the front. Turned hardwood base. Diameter 12 cm. Height 3.4 cms. London 1798 or 1813. Maker’s mark rubbed.

Object Literature

Wine coasters were not made until the 1760’s when they were produced from pierced sheet similar to the cake baskets of that date. They were usually made in pairs, sometimes fours, but it is rare to find an antique set longer than four.
The silver hallmarks were often stamped on the edge of the base and as a result the marks can sometimes be difficult to read, either because they were badly struck or because, over the years, they have become rubbed.

Object Condition

The silver bottle coaster is in good condition with no damage. Stamped around the bottom edge with a full set of English silver hallmarks. The marks are worn as is often the case when they are marked in this position, the date letter is either “C” for 1798 or “S” for 1813. Makers mark rubbed away.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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