Historical information

Australian metalware manufacturer, Phoenix Pty Ltd, made this electroplated nickel silverfruit stand as part of its new 'Imperial' range of tableware. The simple, geometric design is representative of the Art Deco style

Significance

This simple design with the geometric pattern is representative of the Art Deco style that spread through Australia in the inter-war period and was common in both local and imported electroplated wares.

Physical description

A silver plated fruit stand in an art deco design. The bowl has cut out rectangular designs around its edge.

Inscriptions & markings

On base - letter H inside a circle Imperial EPNS A Phoenix product