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South African Sterling Silver Pierced Wine Coaster     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11109
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: Circa 1975
Silversmith: E Tiessen
Place: Johannesburg
Price: $ 380.00
Weight: 142 grammes including wood grams
Dimensions: 11.4 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent, all piercing perfect.

Description: A sterling silver wine coaster, with a finely pierced attractive border, and a central circular silver plaque (for engraving). The coaster has a wooden base with 4 circular grooves, the base has blue felt to protect the table. The silver plaque has never been engraved. The condition is pleasing, often these coasters have suffered damage to the piercing, this one is in excellent condition. The hallmarks are clear, Springbok head (South African standard mark post 1975), S925, and makers mark E T in separate punches, for E Tiessen, Manufacturing Jewellers who worked from 14 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, in the 1970's. This style of pierced wine coaster first appeared in the 1780's.
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