But we wonder if these plates were inspired by an older classic design - an original unitasker, perhaps? Banana bowls are often found in milk glass or pressed glass. They are not very common, however, and we're tickled by the idea of a bowl made just for bananas. We wonder if they date back to the earlier part of last century when bananas were still a luxury fruit. Or perhaps they came into popularity when bananas became a big trend (the Chiquita Banana song, anyone?).
Do you own a banana bowl or these picnic plates?
• Handful of Plates $110 for a set of 3 at Greener Grass Design.
• Vintage Milk Glass Banana Bowl on eBay. Currently priced at $0.99, and the auction ends in a few hours. $5 shipping.