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

Ornate 1867 Victorian firebar trivet

This ornate trivet from Great Britain is one of my favorites because the design is so unusual and beautiful. It would have attached to a parlor stove or fireplace firebar … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Victorian trivets with mottos

Trivets with mottos date to the 1880s and reflect the Victorian obsession with inspirational quotes and scriptural passages. You may be familiar with the Victorian Mottoes of punch paper embroidery, … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Minton tile trivet with inked Rd diamond for 1876

This interesting antique trivet was in my collection for years before being sold this weekend to another collector. The 8 1/2″ square brass trivet frame is unpolished with original patina; … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Enterprise “Baby Centennial” iron

Have you ever seen anything so tiny and intricately formed? This miniature Enterprise iron is described on p.143 of “Tuesday’s Children” by Judy Politzer (1977). At only 7/8″ long, it’s … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 6 Comments

Trivets with names or initials

Here are two interesting antique cast iron trivets I recently won at the Eckstein Pressing Iron & Trivet Collection auction, held before the 2016 PITCA Convention. Denny & Janet Eckstein … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Trivet: antique or reproduction?

At the August 2016 PITCA Convention in Columbus, Ohio I presented a display of trivets with the theme “Is it an Antique or a Reproduction?” The chart below outlines the … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

The little J & E Stevens sunflower trivet

J. & E. Stevens Company of Cromwell, Connecticut specialized in the manufacture of cast iron toys beginning in 1869. The iron shortage of World War II effectively ended their production … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Culter & Proctor advertising trivet

This beautiful advertising trivet is 5 1/8″ square, created of copper plated cast iron. Much of the original copper plating remains. Culter & Proctor of Peoria, Illinois was a smaller … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

Antique Metalware Society 25th Anniversary Exhibition

The Antique Metalware Society’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition is now online! Over 100 objects are exhibited; all come from members’ collections or reflect their research. The exhibition is also a wider … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

American Fence barbed wire trivet

This interesting trivet, circa 1910, advertised American Fence’s line of barbed wire. It’s 6 1/2″ in diameter with a tinned lithograph insert that reads: THE FENCE THAT FENCES. AMERICAN FENCE … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Celebrating the past and future of Virginia Metalcrafters

Mint pair of brass Half Leaf Trivets, each 8 3/8″ x 4 1/2″  Virginia Metalcrafters was founded in 1890 as the W.S. Loth Stove Company of Waynesboro, Virginia. They initially … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 6 Comments

Harrison Ditzler & Co., Lititz PA. “trivet”

I’ve had this little brass acorn-shaped treasure in my collection for a few years. It has the properties of a trivet, with three splayed feet and a 5 1/4″ flat … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rookwood rook trivet

This Rookwood ceramic trivet has always been popular among collectors, selling recently at auction in the range of $300-$500. Believe it or not, I won this Rookwood rook trivet on … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

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