The hospitable pineapple offers charm and function in this decorative porcelain dish. In colonial days, a pineapple was an expensive treat for one's most honored guests. (The less well-off would rent one for parties.) Welcome family and friends to enjoy nuts or small candies with this green pineapple-shaped plate. 5½"L x 3½"W
Decorative dish in pineapple shape
5½"L x 3½"W
The pineapple was a rare and expensive fruit in the colonies, and symbolized the spirit of hospitality. As such, it was a popular and recurring design motif in eighteenth century decorative arts--and still the sign of hospitality today.