Bread Tray

Japanned rectangular tray or pan painted with wide white bands on its flared, rounded ends, both featuring half of a flower with blue-outlined, yellow petals above a red swag with black lattice fence strokes and yellow dots flanked by undulating, thin blue stems with pairs of green leaflets and five, circular, red fruits or buds. Yellow brushwork runs below these bands and along the flared, shallow U-shaped sides. Well repainted; originally was crystallized. Made in five pieces with a molded, wire-rolled rim, folded seams, and a flat bottom. No marks.
Attributed to the Harvey Filley Tinshop of Philadelphia, PA, circa 1818-1853.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tray, bread
date made
ca 1818 - 1853
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
asphaltum (overall decoration material)
paint (overall decoration material)
overall: 3 3/8 in x 14 1/8 in x 7 7/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 35.8775 cm x 20.0025 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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