About the object

The Wine Coaster has deep sides which are pierced with attractive Neo-Gothic designs. Both the base and the rim are decorated with cording and the front displays an oval cartouche engraved with a Scottish Crest with the Motto " Dum Spiro Spero - While I breath I hope" above.

The Coaster is very well marked in the piercing and has a turned fruitwood base. Thomas Nash was a quality pierced worker who specialised in the production of wine coasters and serving slices. Wine Coasters first appeared in England in the 1760's, therefore this also represents an early example. 

Dimensions

Height: 1.8 inches, 4.5cm., Diameter: 4.6 inches, 11.5cm.