TRIVETOLOGY

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

Merry Christmas 1888 horseshoe plaque trivet

What are horseshoe plaque trivets? Since they don’t have legs they’re not trivets in the traditional sense; but they’re fine castings with an interesting history. Predominantly made of cast iron, they … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

The “Blue Book” by Kelly and Ellwood

It’s not enough to find, clean and display trivets; it’s also important to learn all we can about them. Are they old or new? How and where were they made? … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Vintage postcards with a trivet theme

Postcards are interesting and fun to collect! Here are some of the vintage postcards I’ve found over the years … all with a trivet theme. Penrod’s Museum, Lakeview, Arkansas ~ … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 5 Comments

Understanding Rd Numbers and the term Made In England

I’d like to share this interesting cast iron trivet from my collection. It measures 9 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ with three 1 1/4” legs, one center bracket for a firebar, … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ouroboros 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 · 1 Comment

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 · 4 Comments

The original George Washington trivet

Image by Gilbert Stuart; antique steel engraving by J. C. Bultre. Commemorative brass George Washington trivets were allegedly designed, cast and sold as souvenirs of the Centennial Exposition of 1876, … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Antique trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around the history, age and/or value of a trivet. This is the third in a series of three blog posts to help you better … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

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