Embellish your table with a touch of classic hospitality. This striking small pineapple bowl is perfectly engraved with several detailed pineapples, and then each piece is delicately polished to a fine glow. An expensive symbol of hospitality, pineapples became popular as decorative motifs in colonial homes. Carved pineapples appear on period furniture and as architectural embellishments. Use this versatile bowl at your next holiday party, summer BBQ, or even every day.
Clear glass with pineapple engraving
Diamond-wheel engraved and polished
2½"H, 6" diameter
Made in the USA
Exotic and rare in the 18th- century, the pineapple was an expensive delicacy for wealthy Williamsburg homes. Served with great flourish at dinner parties and used as a centerpiece in impressive displays, the pineapple became a symbol of welcome and hospitality. Pineapple motifs were therefore frequently used in architecture, ceramics, silver, textiles, and furniture during the height of the rococo period (about 1745 to 1770). Today the pineapple remains a hallmark of warm and gracious entertaining.