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Minton tile trivet with inked Rd diamond for 1876


This interesting antique trivet was in my collection for years before being sold this weekend to another collector.

The 8 1/2″ square brass trivet frame is unpolished with original patina; I never attempted to remove the tile from the frame for cleaning. Note the ornamental feet. The 6″ square Minton tile is in excellent condition with only minimal crazing. On the reverse are the raised letters:


Of special interest is the black inked Rd Diamond on the reverse. The IV in the top circle classifies the material as ceramics. Although the diamond is not completely visible, it’s possible to identify it as second series (1868-1883) because of the letter V in the right corner, signifying 1876. I’ve rotated the photo below; click twice to zoom into the Rd Diamond.

To learn more about British registered design markings see Diamond marks and trade marks at The National Archives website.

2 comments on “Minton tile trivet with inked Rd diamond for 1876

  1. marianbeaman
    October 17, 2016

    We are going through a relative’s possessions collected over 90+ years and as you may guess lots of antiques. My grandma had one unadorned iron trivet in constant use in her kitchen. (I used it today, in fact!) If I come across anything fancy, I may be knocking on your door, Lynn. 🙂

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