Cherry Blossom 12-inch Glass Platter
- Made in Oak Park, Illionois, U.S.A.
- 12 inches square
- Printed onto layers of colorful sheet glass using fine enamels
- Each piece is unique and one of a kind
- Food safe
- Hand wash recommended
- Gift boxed
A lovely gift, this platter has a section of transparent light plum glass bordered by wispy salmon pink-white glass. It features a drawing of a cherry blossom branch printed in raisin and lightest pink enamels, then fused in a kiln to about 1400 degrees. A terrific serving platter or equally fabulous as a decorative table item or on the wall, this handmade artifact is a unique and special reminder of the Washington, D.C., cherry blossoms.
Spring in Washington celebrates the cherry trees and their beautiful pink and white flowers that bloom in late March. Every year, Cherry Blossom Festival performers put on a colorful show right in front of the National Archives steps. The majority of the trees are located near the Tidal Basin, where they are most popularly viewed. The Japanese cherry trees were a gift from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington on March 27, 1912. The National Archives holds many records related to the United States' relationship with Japan.