L. E. Smith Glass Company Relish Tray

Dec 26, 2022 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a five-compartment relish tray from the L. E. Smith Glass Company offered in commemoration of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. It is clear with satin highlights and a clip-on chrome handle. The center compartment features the Trylon and Perisphere, the quintessential Art Deco structure that symbolized “The World of Tomorrow” that was the centerpiece of the Fair. The other compartments show images of the Administration, Aviation, Federal, and Maritime buildings. This tray was listed in inventories as No. E-111 and is identical in shape to the No. E-110 relish, which was made ca. 1937-1958. The trays are 10” x 10”.

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