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Pierced Pineapple 3-D Brass Ornament

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  • Gold
  • Pierced 3-dimensional pineapple ornament
  • Solid brass with 18K gold flash
  • 2"W x 3"H
  • Wipe clean
  • Made in the USA
  • WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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    Now, as then, an expression of bountiful welcome. This solid brass 3-dimentional, pierced pineapple ornament with 18k gold flash was inspired by antique pineapple designs in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections. Discovered by Europeans in the 17th century, the tropical pineapple was a rare and expensive delicacy, imported and served to impress guests. It became the symbol of plenty, good taste, and welcome, and today remains a hallmark of warm and gracious entertaining.
    The pineapple was an exotic, expensive delicacy in 18th-century Virginia. Served only on special occasions, it became the ultimate symbol of hospitality. As such, it also became a popular decorative motif in colonial homes. Lovely pineapple designs were embroidered on textiles, carved on furniture, cast in silver and incorporated into architectural elements.

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