Wooden Bottle Coaster

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This bottle coaster was owned by the Copp family in Stonington, Connecticut from around 1692 until 1893. Bottle coasters were used to protect furniture from spills while a bottle or decanter was passed around the dining table.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1750
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 1 7/8 in x 5 in; 4.7625 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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