Pen Tray

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12742

Description

Rectangular tray has gently flared edges. Raised decoration of two frogs caught in cattails. Lip design has a leaf motif. Underside has a single frog sitting on a lily pad with water flowers at right.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pen trays
copper (metal)
plate (material)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
tin (metal)
cattail (material)
flowers (plants)
floral patterns
figure- and animal-derived motifs
frogs (animals)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
water leaf (motif)
water
Copper Plate
Tin
Leaf
Frog
Lily Pad
Water
Flower
Cattail
TRAY, PEN

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Asia

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

0.75 x 3 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1846