Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vintage Thursday Thingie: Bronze Platters

Here are two old bronze platters. I don't know how old they are but my guess would be at least 100 years...The were both bought in Israel.

The first, from my MIL, has an incised Jewish Star design in the center which helps date it to the Old Yishuv, the New Yishuv beginning about 1900. It is about 16" in diameter. The entire rim is incised with repeated designs and the rim edge has this lovely wave pattern.This looks likes letters doesn't it?




You can see how important or beloved this platter was to someone...here's a repair on the rim.




This second platter is much smaller-about 8" in diameter...really a plate.




Here you can see a close up of the floral and leafy design...you can also see how worn that raised design is as well as the major repair done on this plate-it had once been totally in two pieces as the repair shows on the back as well.




Hope you enjoyed seeing my old copper/tin bronze platters. For more vintage treasures, head straight on over to Coloradolady...and why don't you join us?





21 comments:

karenfae said...

what a nice antique those plates are. I love old things. I will check out that link.
Karen
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fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

nice plates! very vintage.. have a great day!

Lee said...

those platters are wonderful. I am sure if they could talk they would tell a tale or two!

Tootsie said...

those are just beautiful! Treasures for sure!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love the detail you showed with the repair pic. Fab treasures.

Keetha Broyles said...

Those are great. I'd love to know the STORY of the first one - - - I'm wondering if it was of special significance, like was it used for serving when they celebrate their sedar meal?

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

With those platters being so old, can you just imagine the stories they hold! Very interesting.

Micki said...

What a find! I love to find antique things.
Micki

ClassyChassy said...

What a unique post today - the platters are so interesting - Love them!

Susan said...

I love all the detail hammered into each piece. Interesting how they were repaired, guess it would be hard not to destroy the workmanship.

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, now here we have some definite vintage pieces! Probably should even be in a museum! Such beautiful designs on both of them, and to me, I would love them even more because they have been lovingly repaired! Such beautiful heirlooms to be treasured forever!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i love the close up of the intricate designs..lovely antique treasures :)

Coloradolady said...

These are wonderful. Too bad our vintage items do not come with history attached, can you just imagine. Love the closeup photos to show the details.

Have a great VTT!

Becky said...

What wonderful treasures!!

Thank you for sharing.

M. Regina said...

Beautiful bronze platters. I love antigues things too.
Thanks for visit my blog. Hugs from Brazil.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Miri, I love the look of those two old platters. How hard a life they have had -- well used, well loved, both in their younger days and now!

I wonder if the larger one was used for special meals or occasions? It is stunning.

They are both beautiful and charming. Thanks for sharing!

Cass

Bea said...

These are wonderful pieces, Miri. The detail is amazing. Lucky you!

Phyllis said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog; I haven't been visiting much lately.

That platter is really special! My son-in-law is Jewish and his mom would LOVE it!!

CC said...

Suck a lovely,lovely platter and plate. I'm glad that someone loved them enough to repair them..they're wonderful. Happy VTT..have a great weekend..

Ulla said...

Beautiful antique plates, they both look even older than 100 years.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

These are amazing... I would love to know more about the ones who had first owned these. It would be great to know what their lives were like...