|Name||Maple tray with ship painting||
|Description||An interesting tray made out of maple, with a mahogany (?) border. Black painting (printed?) of a small sailing ship in center. Some flakes of paint missing. Repaired damage to border. Missing corner blocks on bottom. Mounting holes from hanging on a wall on back of frame. Screen printed (?, same as front) black label to back, "MADE BY | HOLGATE BROS. CO. | KANE | PA.", each line on what appears to be a board with pairs of nails. Need to categorize this label (dtX?). Have I seen it before?
"This tray was made by Holgate in Kane PA and painted by Jarvis Rockwell (Norman's brother). Jarvis was known for his interest in ships. I was at an auction in Kane PA about 25 years ago [~1992] and they had two of these trays - one was signed by Jarvis, this one wasn't. It measures 18 1/4" by 12 1/2 inches. There is what appears to be a repair to the edge of the tray (pictured) and there is some paint loss to the ship which is pictured. I've had this displayed but it is time to go."
|Added||2017-12-08 11:43:36 (updated 2020-04-07 16:00:17)|