Palermo Wine Bottle Coaster - 11 cm Diameter - Handcrafted in Italy -  Pewter & Glass

Palermo Wine Bottle Coaster - 11 cm Diameter - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter & Glass

£85.00
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Functional and aesthetic, the Palermo 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 by the gentlemen whilst ladies retired to another room. Baize was added to the bottom of the coaster to enable sliding more easily. 

The tall-sided Palermo 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 – both gentleman and ladies!

Size: Diameter 11 cm, Height 6 cm

Weight: 290 g

Materials Used: Pewter, Glass

Ref: CT0517401

Designer: Alberto Tabellini

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.

Packaging

Cosi Tabellini pieces come gift-boxed with a guarantee card and instructions on how to care for pewter.

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** NB ** - Last order date for Standard delivery 12th December - Last order date for Priority delivery 14th December Free UK standard shipping on orders over £150
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