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Serving tray

1985.234 (RS118593)

Description

Oval japanned tray w/ deep well and reinforced rim. Pierced oval handle at each end. Black background w/ gilt or bronze powder stenciling and striping. Central oval painted picture of thatched cottage in right background and man and woman in left foreground. Stenciled freehand border of grapes and grape leaves.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
varnishing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Cottage
cottages
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Leaf
Man
men (male humans)
Painted
painting (coating)
Tin
tin (metal)
TRAY, SERVING
trays
Varnished
varnishing
vine scrolls
Woman
women (female humans)
Dimensions
28.125 x 22.125 x 1.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.234
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25176

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