Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle

Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle

Regular price $10

I love places that have an incredible sense of history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians. Elton John

{HISTORY}

Made in Italy, with a sunflower etching and a rim of silver hollowware, these vintage coasters were popular items in American homes during the 20th century. It is easy to see why.  Classic, but with an elegant shape and artistic design, these served as both drink coasters and/or ashtrays, whichever was your preference. Today we'd like to add a few more possibilities in the form and function department - plant saucers, paint palettes, kitchen scrub brush holders, soap dishes and mini serving trays for cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres time.  

A product of Leonard Silver Manufacturing Company, based in 1960's Massachusetts, Leonard imported giftware for customers who had an appreciation for the finer things in life but not necessarily the budget. Offering an array of products that looked expensive, Leonard boasted affordable prices so that everyone would be able to enjoy luxurious items no matter what their budget.

That may help explain why these coasters/ashtrays offered a dual purpose. Double the function for only half the dollar.  In the case of these for coasters listed here, their main function was only for drinks, as opposed to smoking since they contain no lingering scent of smoke or tobacco residue.

Now they add a touch of sophistication to your bar cart and protect your wood surfaces from water ring stains. A much more stylish approach to cork coasters or paper napkins. 

{SPECIAL FEATURES}

- Made in Italy

- Silver hollowware rim

- Sunflower cut glass design

- Matching set of 4

{CONDITION}

The silverware hollowware is tarnished in spots on all for coasters lending a nice aged appearance to this set. There is some light rusting (discoloration) on the underside lip of the silver holloware rim as to expected with No chips or cracks in the glass 

{SIZE}

Each coaster measures 4 "inches (diameter) x 3.75" inches (height). 

{WHY THEY ARE ESPECIALLY MARVELOUS}

Coasters are unsung heros in the kitchen bar area. incredibly useful and a much needed surface protector, they make table setting a little more elegant and your cocktail party a little more stylish. Plus they save you a ton of effort in the cleanup department. No more sweaty glass stains on your furniture or cocktail messes on your linens. 

Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle
Vintage Italian Glass & Silver Holloware Coasters - Leonard Silver Hollowware by Towle