TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

The Iron Art Company, Philipsburg, NJ

The Iron Art Company of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was in business from 1959 1954 to 1989 (see Update below). It was a major distributor of cast iron products in the 1950’s … Continue reading

June 1, 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

Circular Lantz trivets

Lantz #1: cast iron, 5 5/8” diameter w/4 PAW feet & 2 gate marks along edge. Lantz trivets are among my favorite trivets! So delicately cast, they’re a testament to … Continue reading

November 14, 2018

Ouroboros (snake) symbolism in a trivet

The noun ouroboros (aka uroboros) is derived from the Greek words ouro (tail) and boros (eating); it describes a snake or dragon devouring its own tail. It’s an ancient symbol … Continue reading

October 15, 2017

George Washington trivet reproductions

In my last blog post I described the original George Washington trivet. You may also want to review my 3-part series on Antique trivets, Vintage trivets and Contemporary trivets. There … Continue reading

October 1, 2017

The fabulous fly trivet

Cast iron; 9″ x 3.75″ with 3 1.25″ legs I really must thank President George W. Bush for our Economic Stimulus Rebate Check (Spring 2008) because I just spent my … Continue reading

July 18, 2008