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Hotel Wine Coaster - the french kitchen
Hotel Wine Coaster - the french kitchen
Hotel Wine Coaster - the french kitchen
Hotel Wine Coaster - the french kitchen
Hotel Wine Coaster - the french kitchen
Hotel Wine Coaster - the french kitchen

Hotel Silver Wine Coaster


Hotel Silver Wine Coaster

  • Vintage.
  • Found in a flea market in Lyon. 
  • Once used in a French hotel.
  • Cast brass, silver plated.
  • Listing includes one wine coaster in the general style of those shown. 
  • Each one is unique and special.  We'll choose a pretty one for you.
  • Approx. 5-6" Dia

Why you'll love it.  

These lovely silver coasters were once used in French hotels to protect the table from wine bottles.   They're the perfect blend of form and function.  

What is a wine coaster

A wine coaster, also known as a wine bottle coaster, is a small tabletop accessory specifically designed to hold a wine bottle. It serves both practical and decorative purposes when serving wine.

The main function of a wine coaster is to provide a stable and secure base for a wine bottle, preventing it from coming into direct contact with the table or surface. This helps protect the table from scratches, moisture rings, and condensation that may accumulate on the bottle.

Wine coasters are typically made from materials such as metal, wood, ceramic, or even fabric. They come in various designs and styles to match different aesthetics and table settings. Some wine coasters may be plain and functional, while others may feature intricate patterns, engravings, or decorative elements.

In addition to their practical use, wine coasters can also add an element of elegance and sophistication to the wine service. They provide a designated spot for the wine bottle, enhancing the overall presentation and creating a polished look for formal occasions or dinner parties.

Overall, a wine coaster is a functional and decorative accessory that adds style and protects the table surface when serving wine. It is a small but thoughtful addition to enhance the wine-drinking experience and table setting.

About silver plating

Silver plating is a process of coating a base metal or non-silver object with a thin layer of silver to improve its appearance and properties. Silver-plated items have a bright and reflective surface that mimics the look of solid silver, but at a lower cost.

Here are some key points about silver plating:

  1. Process: Silver plating involves electroplating a layer of silver onto a base metal object. The object is first cleaned and prepared for plating by removing any dirt, grease, or impurities. It is then immersed in a silver plating solution containing dissolved silver ions, and an electric current is applied to the solution. This causes the silver ions to bond with the surface of the object, creating a thin layer of silver.

  2. Base Metals: Silver plating can be applied to a wide variety of base metals, including copper, brass, nickel, and pewter. These metals are often used in the manufacture of jewelry, flatware, serving ware, and decorative objects.

  3. Durability: While silver plating is not as durable as solid silver, it can last for many years with proper care. The thickness of the silver layer, the quality of the base metal, and the environment in which the item is used all affect the longevity of silver plating. With regular use, the silver layer may eventually wear off or become tarnished, but it can be replated or restored by a professional.

  4. Maintenance: Silver-plated items should be cleaned and maintained regularly to prevent tarnish and keep them looking their best. They can be cleaned with a soft cloth and mild soap and water, or with a silver polishing cloth or solution. Harsh chemicals or abrasives should be avoided, as they can damage the silver layer.

  5. Cost: Silver plating is a more affordable option than solid silver, making it a popular choice for decorative and functional items. While the cost of silver plating varies depending on the size and complexity of the object, it is generally less expensive than buying a comparable item made of solid silver.

Silver plating can enhance the appearance and value of a wide range of objects, from vintage silverware to modern jewelry. It offers a cost-effective alternative to solid silver while still providing the lustrous shine and beauty of the precious metal.


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