Vintage Metal Tray The American Art Works 1950s Coral Pink with White Lilies Large 19"
This vintage metal tray is one of my favorites from The American Art Works. At just a glance one can easily recognize the 1950s stenciled pattern of while lilies with silver leaves and black stems on a coral pink background. Measuring 19" in diameter, this striking mid century tray fits beautifully in a shabby or cottage chic decor theme, as well as a rustic farmhouse motif. The outside latticed rim highlights the lilies and adds a marvelous and unusual detail. As you can see, a remnant of the company trademark remains on the back.
This tray has been well used and as a result shows marks, rubs, and some rust. I have attempted to show these in the photos. Still, this tray remains a lovely piece and a tribute to the artisans who made it.
The history of The American Art Works is quite compelling. Of the Coca-Cola advertising fame, Art Works is credited with launching the specialty advertising business.
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