Sunday, September 6, 2009
Chestnut Leaf Tray
Gary and I have moved about five times during our marriage and each time we move I've had to part with one collection or another. I'm a collector, sometimes I just can't pass things up. Some of the partings were easy and others not so easy. Some of the things I parted with I later regretted. This tray is one item I've never let go. It's been in several yard sales, but for some reason no one wanted it or if they picked it up I always said it wasn't for sale. That's what I said today.
The edge of the tray is pewter and the tray itself is porcelain, perhaps metal coated porcelain. I love the design with the leaves and seed pods. I'm not sure how it was made or how old it is but I really like it. It has a number on the reverse but no signature. Since I've lived in California most of my life, I always thought the leaves were buckeye, but now I think they may be chestnut leaves and seed pods. If you know any thing about the tray please let me know.