TRIVETOLOGY

Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!

A wading bird trivet

I thought you might enjoy seeing this beautiful trivet. It’s one I recently added to my collection, so it doesn’t appear in either of my books. It depicts an egret, stork or other long-legged water fowl, wading through the grass at the water’s edge.

The trivet’s size and shape is similar to others referred to as Lantz trivets. Although this one doesn’t have the geometric design or lion paw feet seen with most Lantz trivets, its size and shape is similar. I believe it could be grandfathered into that definition.

Details:

●  cast iron

●  5″ diameter with four small 5/8″ rolled cleats

●  unsigned on the reverse; backcoping to bird

●  two hand-filed gate marks along the edge

●  documented on p. 149 of Trivets & Stands

My husband Ed is a gifted amateur photographer. Since his retirement in 2013 he’s had more free time to pursue this hobby. At least one morning a week he rises before dawn and drives to a wetland area, within a 60 mile radius, where he captures images of sunrise as well as the abundant wildlife that frequent the area. His blog Central Florida Photo Ops documents these visits.

This early morning image was taken in 2010 on the Black Point Wildlife Drive at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, located along the east coast of Florida near Titusville and the Kennedy Space Center.

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This entry was posted on November 15, 2019 by in Antique Trivets & Stands, Circular trivet, Lantz trivet and tagged , .