A very early (c. 1760-1770) English Salt Glazed Tray with pierced and molded decoration. The 10 ½” x 9” tray has 6 piercings in the shape of a shield (all hand-cut from their slight differences) and basket weave molding on the rim, plus molded clumps of fruit on the rim and on the outer edges of the well. This tray would have held a basket or a tureen but shows very well by itself. It is in excellent condition (especially since it is probably 250+ years old) with no chips, cracks, breaks, restorations, etc. A remarkable pottery survivor.