TRIVETOLOGY

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

Albert Schmitz trivet

This handsome trivet caught my eye on eBay last year. It was an estate piece with, unfortunately, no known provenance. I purchased it for $100 with the expectation that I’d discover its history, but a year later it remains a mystery. I suspect this was an advertising piece for a clothier or laundry. Both Gerresheim and Benrath are cities outside Dusseldorf, Germany.

● Cast metal in a dark silvery finish. A magnet sticks. No damage.
● Measurements: 5 5/8″ diameter with three 3/8″ paw like feet. Weight = 11 1/4 ounces.
● Slight age related wear to the top surface design with loss of detail to one of the six-pointed stars.
● One 3 1/2″ long area of superficial roughness on the reverse.
● On face: ALBERT SCHMITZ and GERRESHEIM & BENRATH.
● Unsigned on the reverse.

Hopefully a reader will recognize this trivet and come forward with some information, which could then be shared as an Update. Contact me! 

Information

This entry was posted on December 2, 2020 by in Circular trivet.