TRIVETOLOGY

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

Rub While The Iron Is Hot

Nickel plated cast iron stand, original finish, 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 … Continue reading

May 1, 2018

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

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 (reproduction) trivets. There … Continue reading

October 1, 2017

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

Vintage trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around history, age and/or value. This is the second of three blog posts to help you better evaluate the trivets in your collection. See … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

Trivets celebrating Field-Marshal Earl Roberts

Postcard of Field-Marshal Earl Roberts (J. Beagles & Co., 1902) Field-Marshal Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832 ~ 1914) was a British career soldier and one of the most respected commanders … Continue reading

May 1, 2017

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

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 (VM) was founded in 1895 as the W. J. Loth Stove Company of Waynesboro, Virginia. … Continue reading

June 17, 2016
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