Tôle Peinte Tray

signed and dated on the lower right: ’G. Nellis, 1836’

Germany, first half of the 19th century

Painted metal, brass handles

Width: 34,5 cm (13.6 inch)
Length with handles: 56 cm (22 inch) Ref No: 2157

A very fine and decorative German polychrome painted oval metal tray. Decorated overall with a landscape, with hills and a small village in the distance, an elegant couple walking through a park in front of a lake. On the right the ruin of a classical column with the saying on the pedestal: "Des Lebens Höchstes ist die Liebe" (The highest good in life is love); brass handles.