Cherry Blossom 8-inch Glass Platter
- Made in Oak Park, Illionois, U.S.A
- 8 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 wonderful wedding or housewarming gift, this platter features a cherry blossom drawing screen printed in raisin and light soft pink enamels onto half transparent plum glass, half wispy salmon-white glass, then fused in a kiln to about 1400 degrees. Used as serving platter, to hold candles, or as a decorative piece, this handmade glass 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.