Double wine coaster
Silversmith: John Emes
W: 35.5 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B90.0514(a-b)
A pair of George III silver double wine coasters by John Emes, London 1798, engraved with a crest. Wine coasters were made to protect the surface of the table from spillage as the wine or port was passed around. They were made singly, and also one finds examples fitted with small wheels.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir