TRIVETOLOGY

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

Chessie “the railroad kitten” trivet by Virginia Metalcrafters

Today I’m sharing several related items I sold a few years ago on eBay. The first was a trivet you don’t see very often. Still in the original Virginia Metalcrafters … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

Victorian mirror image brass trivets

Identical brass trivets were sometimes sold as pairs. Even more unusual were pairs designed as a mirror image: identical in form to each other, but with the structure reversed, as … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Good Luck cat trivets from the UK

I love cats, and this heavy brass trivet has always been one of my favorites! Inscribed GOOD LUCK, it measures 6 3/8″ x 5”, has four 1 1/4” cleated legs and … Continue reading

August 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Rub While The Iron Is Hot

Antique nickel plated cast iron stand, 9 1/2 x 4 3/8″ w/three 1” legs. This antique Scottish design is one of my favorites! Its spade shape would have accommodated a … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Caring for brass, bronze and copper trivets

Different metals require different care. In this blog post I’ll be sharing suggestions for caring for BRASS, BRONZE and COPPER-PLATED trivets. DISCLAIMER The following information is offered from my personal … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 4 Comments

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 · 3 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

Vintage trivets

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

August 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

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