Vintage Alfred Knobler set of paper mache, papier mache 8 coasters in fitted box, intended for use at bridge parties, for two tables of four. They all have a violets print, the box is blue and cream with green, the coasters purple and cream with green. The box measures 4.75 x 2 inches, and the coasters are 4.25 inches with an inner table of three and one eighths inches, standard coaster size. There is age related yellowing of the lacquer used to coat the paper, see photos.
These were marked and marketed as being alcohol proof, important at parties for paper goods, but as with any old, mass produced paper mache article of this type, it is best to spray each piece with polyurethane spray to seal prior to use, since the lacquer coating that was originally applied, which is why they were called alcohol proof, has dried and thinned with age and will not protect the paper beneath without resealing.
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