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Gallery of Jenny Lind trivets

In this post I’m sharing examples of all the different Jenny Lind designs I’ve collected over the past 20 years. My images supplement the information in the previous blog post Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale.”

I’ve found the Jenny Lind Wreath Portrait trivet design to be the most rare. The Euterpe design is the most commonly found and has been heavily reproduced over time.

Cast iron is the most commonly found metal, followed by brass, nickel-plated cast iron and bronze.The oldest (antique) versions have visible casting marks and age related wear to the top surface. There may also be a slight bend to the legs from use.

In your collecting you may notice some castings are of higher quality than others; that’s a reflection of the work done by individual artisans or by particular foundries. Also, if a trivet was used as a pattern, any subsequent cast iron trivets would be one size smaller with possibly less pronounced surface detail.

Because of its design, the thinner & slightly concave neck of a Portrait trivet was vulnerable to heat stress (and potential cracking) from a hot pressing iron. The area to examine carefully, in a good light, is from the chin to where the neck meets the shoulders. When reviewing online auctions on the computer, I rely on high resolution images- expanding them further in Photoshop. Sometimes I’ll catch a hairline crack that way.


Clicking the first image will open a Slideshow. There are controls at the bottom of each screen to enlarge the image to full resolution. Click again (+) to zoom in.

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