Bottle Coaster

Large circular stand with a tall, seamed, piercework gallery featuring an undulating, bright-cut and wrigglework decorated grapevine; applied double-reeded rim and molded base. Flat portion of base is inscribed "Presented to Miss E. Donkin by her brother Edward" in engraved script. Circular wooden bottom has central boss and four concentric rings on inside and a circular panel of faded green plain-weave wool fitted on the underside. Exterior of base is struck "D (*) S", in individual clipped-corner squares, to left of "330" stamped incuse.
Currently not on view
Object Name
coaster, bottle
date made
ca 1835
Physical Description
silver plate (frame material)
wood (bottom material)
wool (bottom underside material)
overall: 6.8 cm x 13.8 cm; 2 11/16 in x 5 7/16 in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 14.2875 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John H. Crea
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