Offered here is an ornately crafted set of seven Art Nouveau Sterling Silver filigree coasters and holder made by the renowned George K. Webster Silver Company of Massachusetts. Intended for use in the finest of Victorian homes, each coaster is an intricate floral filigree design of lily-like flowers and scrolling vines with detailed engraving. The Art Nouveau attention to detail is truly remarkable! Each has a thin, clear glass insert. The silver carrier is a sterling ring base with comparatively little tarnish on its narrow surface due to the coasters that have remained on top of it for a hundred years! A 3/8-inch silver handle stretches up from each side, arching over and widening to a 1/2-inch filigree pattern across the top. The front and back of the holder each have a 1-1/2 inch silver cut-out post to hold the coasters in place.
Each coaster is 3-inches in diameter with a depth of only about 1/16-inch. The holder is 2-3/4 inches tall to the top of the handle, and 3-1/8 inches in diameter.
You have to hunt for it to see that each is marked “Sterling” with the arrow through GW hallmark is on each piece. The G wraps around the W and the arrow extends the cross-line of the G. The holder is marked on the ring base, and each coaster is marked on the very narrow edge.
The design was made by Webster Sterling circa the late 1800s to 1910.
Each piece is heavily tarnished, including tarnish between the silver and the glass on the underside. Some sources indicate the tarnish beneath the glass indicates a pre-1900 vintage before better tarnish-proofing methods were developed. The carrier handle is slightly bent, as are the posts at the side. The glass insert of one coaster is completely broken in pieces and held together with tape as found. Due to the delicate nature of these fine pieces, no cleaning has been attempted.
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George K. Webster Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Filigree Coasters with Holder Set of Seven
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