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.
Pierced 3-dimensional pineapple ornament
Solid brass with 18K gold flash
2"W x 3"H
Made in the USA
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.