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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Hand-Painted Zhostovo Trays!
This beautiful tray was hand-painted in Russia in Zhostovo style. It will brighten any kitchen and impress your guests when you serve finger-foods on this little heart shaped (About 6 3/4" x 6 1/4") decorative metal tray.
Russian Zhostovo has been a tradition for over 200 years. Known for its magnificent "blooming" flowers against a dark background (usually black), artists paint several layers to achieve a more three-dimensional feel. This particular lacquered tray features a deep red background. Russian serving platters such as these, also almost always have a golden border. Some borders are more detailed than others, and some have silver in the border as well, like the one pictured above.
Bring the beauty of art to your kitchen in a new way- with Zhostovo!
Use care when washing these trays and they, along with the hand-painted flowers, will last forever.
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