Art Nouveau hand painted colorful peonies on a German open handled versatile porcelain tray, for muffins, hors d'oeuvres, cookies or anything else you would like to have be the center of attention. This tray is the perfect family or small gathering buffet tray or just display it on a stand on a shelf or set it alone on a table as the center of attention. The castle stamp on the back of the tray belongs to the Porcelain Factory Kloster of Vessra, Germany, circa 1900; the tray is also stamped Hand Painted. Beautiful shades of yellow, blue, green, mauve, pink and white hand painted peony flowers grace the front of the tray and 90-95% of the rim's gilding remains. It is in beautiful artwork condition; there are a few light stacking scuff marks of the glaze. The expected era typical production anomalies of tiny glaze skips, iron specs, pits and dust 'bumps' can be found on close inspection. (Note: The white area on the edge of the tray are reflection from the lights used in the photography; the border is consistent in color.) The open handled side of the tray measures a large 9 3/8 inches across, while the its other dimension is 9 inches. A wonderful addition to your collection for use at your next holiday gathering, your next family or gourmet buffet or perhaps you'd prefer as suggested to just display it as art; as it would be just as beautiful used gracing your decor. (C049)
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