Georgian Old Sheffield Plate Decanter Stand Bottle Coaster Creswick Antique c 1811
A very attractive and usable antique Georgian period decanter stand or wine / champagne bottle coaster. It can be dated accurately to around 1811 because of the eight crossed arrows mark under the rim - the device used by T and J Creswick of Porter Street, Sheffield.
The stand is made of Old Sheffield Plate - a fused form of silver plate with silver on a copper base. It has a turned mahogany base and a green felt table protector underneath. There is an ornate scrolled pattern rim and the stand is approx 2 3/8ths inches high and has a base diameter of 4 3/4 inches. It is in good antique condition. The silver plate is worn showing the copper base - this is often referred to by collectors of Old Sheffield Plate as "bleeding". The wooden base has warped a little so has lifted away slightly from the footrim. It weighs 334g.