Vintage Souvenir Tray - Mr. California Bear - 1915 San Francisco ExpoVintage Souvenir Tray - Mr. California Bear - 1915 San Francisco ExpoVintage Souvenir Tray - Mr. California Bear - 1915 San Francisco ExpoVintage Souvenir Tray - Mr. California Bear - 1915 San Francisco ExpoVintage Souvenir Tray - Mr. California Bear - 1915 San Francisco ExpoVintage Souvenir Tray - Mr. California Bear - 1915 San Francisco ExpoVintage Souvenir Tray - Mr. California Bear - 1915 San Francisco Expo

This old metal tray was a souvenir of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition of San Francisco. The expo was a celebration of the newly opened Panama Canal and of the rebirth of a city which had been devastated by the 1906 earthquake and fire. I believe the tray is made of zinc with a silver wash. It has an relief image of a bear wearing a top hat, vest and spats. There appears to be a watch fob in the lower pocket and three cigars in the upper vest pocket. The dapper bear, probably a California grizzly, is also smoking a cigar and sporting a cane. The tray reads; Mr. California Bear on his way to visit The Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco. The outer edge of the tray is decorated with flowers, some at least, which appear to be California poppies. The back of the tray is marked; Made I Japan.

It measures about 3 3/8” wide by 8 7/8” and is in good condition with minimal wear. There is some light scratch wear and minor discoloration.

The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.

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Vintage Souvenir Tray - Mr. California Bear - 1915 San Francisco Expo

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