Product Descriptioninthevintagekitchen.com. Made of dark grey plaster resin, it was once the top tier water spout of a courtyard fountain. I guess I knew vaguely that the pineapple has long been a symbol of hospitality, but Katherine’s description of New England sea captains spearing a fresh pineapple on their garden gates to let friends know they were back from tropical ports and ready to entertain guests had me hooked. Katherine pointed out that pineapples grace the outdoor architectural details and front doors of homes from Maine to Florida, and indeed, now that I think about it, you do see them everywhere. Connection made – the pineapple represents welcome and hospitality.
This gracious and stately pineapple is quite large, measuring 13 inches high and 6.75 inches in diameter at the base. Side to side, it measures about 8 inches at the widest point. The pineapple is hollow, has a matte finish and weathered patina. Unfortunately, one of the center top leaves broke off in shipping to us, which could be glued back on. Previous damage includes two other broken leaves at the top and one on the base, all of which are missing. But, the pineapple can be turned in such a way that none of the damage is visible from the front.
Just a fabulous piece of architectural salvage and a perfect display piece for entryway, mantle or shelf to signify a warm welcome to your guests.
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