Antique Silver Wine Coasters


Stock: 9932

Date: 1832 - 1836

Maker: Howard & Hawkesworth

Country: England

A substantial pair of antique silver wine bottle holders with turned hardwood bases and central button. The tall gallery and...

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A substantial pair of antique silver wine bottle holders with turned hardwood bases and central button. The tall gallery and borders has grape and vine leaf ornamentation. Large size; suitable for a champagne bottle. One of the central buttons is engraved with the initial “D”.

Diameter 14cm (outside). Height 6.5cm.

Sheffield 1832/36.

Maker Howard & Hawkesworth.

Sterling silver.

Marks. Both stamped with a full set of hallmarks on the lower rim and central button. One coaster is dated 1832, the other is 1836. Both made by the same maker. One central button has the initial “D” engraved.

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.


Both coasters are in very good condition.

Maker Information

Maker: Howard & Hawkesworth

Howard & Hawkesworth, Sheffield silver manufactory. There appears to be little mentioned of this partnership however John Howard is recorded in the Sheffield Silver Directory of 1822 as working at 12 Crook Croft as a table knife manufacturer. He was also in the partnership of Howard, Battie & Hawksworth working at Charles St as a silver or silver plate manufacturer. Charles Hawksworth is well known for his partnership with John Eyre. Founded in 1833, the partnership was dissolved in 1869 and the business was continued by James Kebberling Bembridge, Thomas Hall and George Woofhouse. In the 1870s the firm became a limited liability company Hawksworth, Eyre & Co Ltd. The firm went into liquidation in the 1930’s.

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