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A very fine & rare pair of early George III Wine Coasters made in London in 1770 by Thomas Nash.


The Coasters are circular in form with wavy dipping gadrooned rims. The sides are beautifully pierced with bold scroll work, vertical pails, flower heads and, unusually, stylised tulips. The front of each piece displays a circular cartouche, finely engraved with a detailed contemporary Armorial. The Arms are those of the Kent family. Each piece is marked in the piercing and they have their original fruit wood bases, below a corded band. Thomas Nash was a specialist pierced worker of fine quality, who specialised in the production of wine coasters and serving slices. Coasters were first introduced into England during the 1760s, therefore these represent a very rare early example, made in a most beautiful uncommon style.

Height: 2.2 inches, 5.5cm.

Diameter: 5 inches, 12.5cm.