Hand painted and handsome this vintage tray from Bavaria, Germany features a Cockatoo Parrot within its center along with fruit and leaves, which is why he's there in the first place we're guessing. With a dreamy background that first appears peach but is actually mottled red and yellow, the tray is made more striking with a black border and gold along the edges. It's surprisingly large measuring 16 3/8 inches from handle to handle, 10.25 inches wide, and 1 1/8 inches tall at its upturned handle and .5 inch at its side. The tray is in excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks, just expected wear to the gold along the handles. At first glance there appears to be crack on the back but a look through a loupe reveals it to be a groove instead and a result of firing, which is original and does not go through to the front. Marked Bavaria on the back and signed by the artist on the front. Well done and well detailed, you're sure to be pleased.
Vintage Parrot and Wild Bird Collectibles for the feather-brained!