As seen in the movie ‘Capri’, the Napoli Pewter Wine Coaster is the perfect accessory to protect polished wooden surfaces from being scratched by the bottom of wine bottles and from wine stains caused by unnoticed drips running down the sides of a bottle.
Coasters have been used since the 17th Century, although they were known by other names at that time, including ‘bottle stand’, ‘bottle plate’ and ‘bottle slide’, but it wasn’t really until the 18th Century that they became an important dining accessory to protect the dining table. By the late 18th Century, coasters had tall sides styled with attractive designs, including geometric patterns and scrolls; some were inscribed with a crest.
The term ‘coaster’, according to the author of ‘Old English Wine Coasters’ – G. Bernard Hughes – first appeared in 1887, and was derived from the 18th Century custom after finishing dinner of removing the table cloth, so the polished table surface could be admired, and ‘coasting’ (or sliding) a bottle of port around the table could take place. Baize was added to the bottom of the coaster to enable sliding more easily.
The tall-sided Napoli Pewter Wine Coaster certainly enhances the look of a bottle of wine on the dining table, or any wooden surface, for both casual and formal entertaining, and makes an ideal gift for anyone who appreciates wine. Sliding not recommended!
Size: Diameter 10 cm, Height 6 cm
Weight: 300 g
Materials Used: Pewter
Designers: Enrico Cosi & Sergio Tabellini
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100% Lead Free
All Cosi Tabellini Pewter is 100% lead-free, so it is totally food & drink safe, and is both EU and US FDA approved.
Cosi Tabellini pieces come gift-boxed with a guarantee card and instructions on how to care for pewter.