5256 A Good Silver Wine Coaster of 1810.
This is a good early 19th century silver wine coaster. It has bellied sides and a gadrooned rim, while the mahogany base has a silver 'button' within ring turning above and a a baize-lined underside.
The hallmarks, like those on the majority of coasters are not good, the sterling standard mark being legible and the duty mark and date letter are clear. A maker's mark appears to be absent but the marks are consistent with where they are placed, on the underside of the lower rim where the maker would have turned the silver over the wood base.
What elevates this coaster above many others is the gauge of the silver - it is made from considerably thicker silver than is usually seen - hence its excellent condition and lack of bumps, bruises and dinks.
This is a thoroughly recommendable coaster as one to use on a daily basis because of its robust construction and very pleasing appearance. It is not one which will deteriorate to any appreciable extent from being used for what it was intended.
Dimensions: 5.8", 14.8 cm diameter (external) 4.75",12.5 cm. (internal)
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