Are you in a romantic mood? It may be hard to cozy up to this iron heart designed trivet but your hands will certainly stay cozy warm with these hand knit mittens which are also included in this gathering.
I have never seen a trivet quite like this one before and suspect it has Pennsylvania Dutch flavor because of the heart motif and center pinwheel design. Of course, the excitement does not end there as all features have been hand painted which adds cheerful accent colors to an otherwise monochromatic black ground. The half-moon circles or scalloped edges have been incised with a waffle weave pattern that lends interest and texture to this piece. Four incised red hearts grace the inner circle while the yellow pinwheel element dotted with a red center does seems to take center stage!
Some areas of the paint are worn from use but the colors are still strong and vibrant. The back is stamped near the bottom portion of the handle where the leg is located with the following: “270H”. This trivet is in very good overall condition. There is one small area of light surface rust limited to the bottom, under the right leg.
These vintage mittens sporting a butter yellow hue are hand knit and the cable designed cuff lends striking contrast. The maker may have skipped some stitches located on the left mitten near the end of the thumb area as shown in image 12. There is also very light soiling on the top inside fingers area as shown in image 15 and could possibly be removed if hand washed in cold water using “Woolite”. These mittens are in great condition without any holes or rips to report.
This unique gathering is sure to please as the trivet would be a wonderful accent for Valentine’s Day placed in a kitchen and the mittens can be kept in a basket with complimentary relatives nearby to add cozy warmth not only to your hands but your homestead as well! Enjoy!
Trivet measures 9” tall (including the handle), base measures 5 ¼”, measures 5 ¾” across (right to left) and stands ¾” tall. Mittens measure 10” tall from the cuff to the pointed end, measures almost 4” across the widest point (middle), measures 2 ½” across the opening of the cuff area and is ¼” thick.
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