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.

Date Made: ca 1818 - 1853

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0119.30Accession Number: 1978.0119Catalog Number: 1978.0119.30

Object Name: tray, bread

Physical Description: tinned sheet iron (overall material)iron wire (rims material)asphaltum (overall decoration material)paint (overall decoration material)Measurements: 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


Record Id: nmah_309706

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