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Wine Coaster

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Each wine coaster has a pierced cylindrical gallery with a beaded border and applied laurel swags. At the center is a shield engraved with a crest. The piercing is apparently die-cut, and the swags are die-stamped. The base of the coaster is turned mahogany.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on each , an unidentified crest (a greyhound courant).

Marks

On bottom rim of each, maker's mark RM / &Co (Jackson, 1989, p. 441); lion passant; crown; date letter E.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1925)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson

English (Sheffield), 1773–74

Object Place

Sheffield, England

Dimensions

H. 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Diam of rim: 12.7 cm (5 in.); Weight: 178.6 gm (5oz 15 dwt)

Accession Number

25.411

Medium or Technique

Silver, wood (mahogany)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver