This 18th-century-inspired Blue Canton Porcelain Sandwich Tray is a classic blue and white porcelain serving tray in the Canton style, a popular Chinese pattern found on the fashionable tables of the early American Republic. The hand-painted high-fire porcelain is dishwasher and microwave friendly making this both a practical and elegant serving piece for luncheons, teas, and dinner parties. We also love this piece on a dressing table to hold personal accessories.
- Reproduction porcelain serving tray
- Canton pattern inspired by Chinese blue and white porcelain of the 18th century
- Measures 15.5"L x 6"W
- WILLIAMSBURG by Mottahedeh
Dishwasher and microwave safe.
About the Pattern
Recognized by the blue lattice border surrounding a variety of landscape scenes, this popular Chinese pattern inspired a number of European versions, most notably English stoneware. The most fashionable tables in the early American Republic were set with blue and white "Canton" or "Nanking" wares, named for the great Chinese trading ports from which they came. Chinese blue and white porcelain was in demand in this country well into the nineteenth century and has become a part of the heritage of many American families. Blue Canton faithfully recaptures this centuries-old tradition and taste.