A Very Good Pair of 19th Century Silver Plated Bottle Coasters by Elkington & Co
A Very Good Pair of 19th Century Silver Plated Bottle Coasters by Elkington & Co.
A very handsome pair of 19th century silver plated wine bottle coasters by Elkington & Company, both showing swelled & pierced sides rising from turned satinwood bases centred by silvered roundels engraved with a stags head. The rims bearing impressed marks for Elkington & Company, one with date mark for 1861 the other bearing date mark for 1862. Minor separation to wooden bases. Height, 2.5” x 6” diameter. The use of satinwood for the turned bases, in place of mahogany or walnut exemplifies the high level of quality that Elkington is known for.
(George and Henry Elkington were the first to discover & patent the silver-plating process in the 1830’s and were subsequently awarded several Royal warrants to members of the British Royal Family, including Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, Queen Mary & King George VI. Elkington were also suppliers of flatware to the British Royal Yacht ‘Britannia’ as well as the luxury dining sections of the Titanic).