This unique example of a Sardine Box and Serving Tray or Platter is handpainted with Roses and signed by the artist 'Kieler'. The attached Shell-shaped side tray (used to hold lemon wedges) is painted in a Mother-of-Pearl Lusterware, much like the interior of a real seashell. The simple but elegant floral design is unique to these type of pieces, more commonly decorated with Sea Motifs (see last picture).
Serving guest Sardines usually with the Soup Course was quite an honor in the Victorian period since commercially canned products were quite expensive. These special dishes may be scarce on Today's market since a very limited number of Victorian ladies would be able to serve such delicacies!
Size: 9 " X 11" Tray; Box: 1 1/2" T x 5 1/4" L x 4.5" W
Condition: Excellent- No Chips, Cracks, Or Repairs.
Marked: Tressemann & Vogt 1890
(For references see:Mary Gaston's Encyclopedia of Limoges China; Marks on German, Bohemian, & Austrian Porcelain 1710-present)
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Item ID: BF-369
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