Item Number: #251
Approximate Size: 12″ D – 2¼” H
Production Dates: 1940-1974
One thing worth remembering, especially if you are a new collector, is that Sellers will sometimes incorrectly describe items. It is not uncommon to see the Lily Pond being described as the Shallow Fruit Bowl. Just remember that the Lily Pond is the smaller piece of the two, by approximately an inch in diameter. The Lily Pond has edges that go straight up and slightly inward – as it often holds water. In contrast, the Shallow Fruit Bowl has sides that flow gracefully outward and upward.
The Lily Pond can be classified as many things. The shape and original purpose of the bowl was to float flowers in it. Obviously, lilies first come to mind. It is also a great dish for utilizing flower frogs, which in turn – hold and display flower arrangements. When not in use for floral purposes, it is an excellent choice for displaying fruit.
Please note that you need to be a good caregiver of the Lily Pond if using it for flower arrangements. I do not recommend leaving water in the Lily Pond for extended periods of time. Like all glass vessels, one needs to wash and dry it well after use. This is especially important to help prevent water spots from forming.
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