A classic antique sterling silver wine bottle stand with elegant plain styling. Turned hardwood base. Uninscribed. Diameter 12.2 cm. Height 3.5 cms. London 1814. Maker’s mark rubbed.
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.