TRIVETOLOGY

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

MMA Leaf trivet

The Metropolitan Museum of Art sold reproductions of several antique figural designs in their MMA Museum Gift Shop in New York City, circa 1960s. These trivets were marked © MMA on … Continue reading

November 15, 2020

Wedgewood Stoves little trivet

From Tuesday’s Children: [a] in cast iron; [b] in aluminum. If you collect little trivets, you may recognize this one. It features a cast iron cookstove on the front with … Continue reading

August 16, 2020

Stove pipe accessory with trivet-like shelves

Image shared courtesy of Carole & Larry Meeker. Have you ever spotted one of these cast iron “trivets” and wondered about its origin and purpose? Well, it’s actually a piece … Continue reading

August 1, 2020

The Red Riding Hood trivet

Artwork by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1911 (public domain) Over the past few months I’ve purchased three different versions of the Red Riding Hood trivet; all were found on eBay. Their … Continue reading

July 1, 2020

50th Anniversary Girl Scouts USA trivet

Girl Scouting in the United States was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Lowe (1860-1927) of Savannah, Georgia. This cast iron motto trivet, in the shape of the traditional Girl Scout … Continue reading

April 4, 2020

Electric Furnace Man (EFM) trivets

Each EFM trivet was hand enameled by a local artisan. The history of the EFM trivet begins with the 1907 founding of General Machine Company in New York City. The … Continue reading

July 15, 2019

Robert Emig Products, Reading, PA

Front cover of the 1968 Emig catalog Robert Emig Products of Reading, Pennsylvania was a distributor of decorative metalware. Contracts were signed with independent foundries to create the castings; Emig … Continue reading

April 15, 2019

Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale”

Johanna Maria Lind was born in 1820 in Stockholm, Sweden. Her gift for singing was discovered at the age of nine, leading to vocal and drama training at the Royal … Continue reading

December 16, 2018