TRIVETOLOGY

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

Firebar and bracketed trivets

The following page originally appeared in The Kenrick Catalogue of 1876. The image below, shared with permission, is from the 1986 softbound version of the catalog published by Tharston Press. Archibald … Continue reading

March 15, 2020

An exquisitely designed 1877 British trivet

This beautiful cast iron trivet is one of the rarest in my collection. Possibly a Christopher Dresser design or Dresser inspired, it measures 6 1/4″ in diameter with three 7/8″ … Continue reading

March 1, 2020

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

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

“Bonzo the dog” trivets

Bonzo the dog was a popular cartoon character created by British artist George Ernest Studdy in 1922. This postcard dates to the 1930s and was published by Valentine & Sons, London. … Continue reading

July 15, 2018

Ornate 1867 Victorian firebar trivet

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

December 8, 2016

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

British trivets, circa 1908

I recently purchased this catalog page which was taken from the 1908 Crowden & Garrod Catalog, London. After taking a closer look at the designs I realized I have several … Continue reading

April 15, 2016