Beautiful vintage floral tray by Nashco Products New York.
Exquisite example of painted tole trays of this era featuring pink, cream, and green colored floral and fauna.
Signed Anatole in the lower right-hand corner.
Estimated vintage 1940s or early 1950s.
Dimensions: 20″ long x 16″ wide x 1.5″ high.
Condition: In very good condition with a few scratches and minor bits of mission paint. Backside shows worn sections on the edges.
Sticker on the back reads:
NASHCO PRODUCTS NEW YORK
Hand-Painted Chip and Alcohol resistant
Acquired in Los Angeles, California.
During the Colonial Revival trend of the early to mid 20th century, Nashco, of New York City, mass-produced decorative, stenciled serving trays. These tin examples feature open handles and scalloped rims. Nashco trays were hand-painted in, Chinese red, sage green, tan, and black. Typical decorative motifs included flowers, leaves, and foliage. They often manufactured trays that were reproductions of 18th- and 19th-century English and French tea serving trays.
The Nashco Products Co. of New York City produced serving trays from the 1920s through the 1950s. They were used for serving drinks or appetizers to guests or as wall decorations. Trays of the 18th and 19th centuries were painted black with hand-painted or stenciled motifs; French-made pieces are known as Toleware. Nashco made circular, square, and rectangular trays, as well as bowls and vanity trays.