Designed to match our large Majolica Steamers, these trivets are porcelain-coated to resist rusting and chipping. The Majolica technique has a long, rich history in ceramics. By the time of the Italian Renaissance, Majolica had reached the height of technical perfection, and was exported all over the world, usually via the isle of Majorca, thus the name Majolica. It produces a deep, rich color with a high gloss. Used under Steamers, they protect your woodstove from scratches and also slow down the heating process (so you don't have to fill the steamers as frequently!). But there are many other creative uses -- in the kitchen under hot pans, under a potted plant, or as the base of a table centerpiece.