Wine Coaster (England), ca. 1810
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
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.)
Cite this object as
Wine Coaster (England), ca. 1810; 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