Pair of George III Silver Wine Coasters

Date: 1820

Maker: S C Younge & Co

Country: England

Stock Number: 8536

A substantial pair of decorative antique sterling silver wine bottle holders with turned hardwood bases and central button. The tall gallery and borders have grape and vine leaf ornamentation. Large size; suitable for a champagne bottle. The central buttons are engraved with a monogram of stylised intertwined initials. Diameter 12.8 cms. Height 7 cms. Sheffield 1820. Maker SC Younge.

Literature: Wine coasters were not made until the 1760's when they were produced from pierced sheet similar to the cake baskets of that date. They were usually made in pairs, sometimes fours, but it is rare to find an antique set longer than four.

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