Antique Matthews Co. Glass Trivet with [.999] Sterling Overlay c.1910 (9.8oz.) (W)5in. Here is a beautiful Piece of Antique Glass and Sterling, that has the distinction of boasting an exceptionally high Silver content. It's also a great exemplification of the Art Nouveau artistic period, and it's sphere of influence on such Pieces like this Trivet. The Antique is a product of the Newark, New Jersey based Matthews Co. which first opened in 1907 and produced this Trivet within the first couple years of operation. The Trivets design allows for one to protect their Wood or Marble Table from the heat and contact of a hot dish; that so often is the cause of Table scuffs or Marble cracks. The Trivet is composed of a thick, clear, tempered, Glass; which in turn is covered with generous amounts of thick, quality, fine, [.999] Sterling Overlay. The Antique's condition and integrity are without question; fore there are no chips, or cracks to the Glass, and the Sterling Overlay is in especially good shape too. The higher, more pure Sterling content, allows for an exceptionally bright shine. The Antique Glass Trivet with [.999] Sterling Overlay is stored in a dry, secured, environment and will be a great Piece to add to one's collection of quality Antiques.