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agate tray

by Anna Rabinowicz
Community Voted
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  • the story

Special Collection

In a museum gallery, you are invited to get a close-up glimpse of the wonders of art and nature. This extraordinary tray offers up its own masterpiece—a dazzling disk of brilliant, translucent agate—mounted in an exhibit-style case, and set to work serving drinks or hors d'oeuvres. Made from clear acrylic with chrome handles, this chic piece of functional art will be prized showpiece at any social gathering.

Agate is a semiprecious stone formed deep under the earth when silica-laden groundwater passes through air pockets in cooling lava. The ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks all held the belief that agate possessed the power to protect its owners from evil and danger, and that it also produced delightful dreams. Stone quarried in Brazil; tray made in China.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Community Voted
Item ID
24108
Made from
chrome, agate, acrylic
Measurements
10" L x 14.5" W x 2" H
Notes
Wipe with damp, soft cloth, as necessary.
  • the maker
Anna Rabinowicz

Anna Rabinowicz

Anna Rabinowicz was born in London, England in 1971, and was raised mainly in the United States. She studied Industrial Design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and holds an MFA in Design and a MS in Engineering from the Product Design Program of Stanford University.

In 2002, Anna founded a design and manufacturing company, with a new approach to developing products for the home. Her goal is to bring warmth to homes filled with technology. Her work explores the use of natural, traditional materials, and their juxtaposition with high-tech manufacturing processes.

Anna lives in NYC with her husband Aden and son Izzy.

Visit our blog to take a tour of Anna's studio. collection

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Q and A

When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

276votes, 31 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods

Beautiful agate is front and center in these beautiful, functional serving trays. What would you present on the Portata Tray?

Marisa
Vote: Thumbs down!

I like the idea of it, but it's lacking something. It's like a beautiful piece of art in a cheap frame. It looks like a hospital tray with a nice stone stuck in it.

angelle
Vote: Thumbs up!

very earthy I like it.

kirsten
Vote: Thumbs down!

without an edge, whatever you put on it will slide off :(

Cindy
Vote: Thumbs down!

Dyed agate in cheap looking frame

Leah
Vote: Thumbs down!

I think it would be easy for things to slide off, and I don't like the handles.

Christen
Vote: Thumbs down!

Great idea with a lovely aesthetic. I gave it a thumbs-down because I'd be reluctant to buy it since it's made of acrylic and from China.

Dina
Vote: Thumbs up!

Very cool. I want blue or purple agate!!

Patricia
Vote: Thumbs down!

This looks clunky and awkward to carry. Plus it's made in China.

Elizabeth
Vote: Thumbs down!

This doesn't look practical and I'm not wild about the design either. I would pass on this one.

nicole
Vote: Thumbs down!

Food items on Chinese plastic, no thank you!!

Krista
Vote: Thumbs down!

Why is made in china all I'm seeing to vote on?

Joyce
Vote: Thumbs down!

Weird looking

Adrienne
Vote: Thumbs down!

the tray and the stone don't seem to go together

Janet
Vote: Thumbs down!

I wouldn't buy it

Eva
Vote: Thumbs down!

Looks like it is trying too hard to look stylish.

Mandy
Vote: Thumbs down!

The agate is beautiful (but I can't help but wonder if it has been dyed), but the tray itself would scratch quickly and the handles just don't go at all.

Pamela
Vote: Thumbs down!

Not at all appealing.

Jane
Vote: Thumbs down!

Natural agate is beautiful, doesn't need color added. Agree that it is impractical as a tray.

Julie
Vote: Thumbs down!

maybe you just need a better picture?

leah
Vote: Thumbs down!

Needs edging.

Lina
Vote: Thumbs up!

Unique!

lori
Vote: Thumbs down!

I don't like the handles on the top...

Lou

not practical

Liane
Vote: Thumbs down!

I like the idea, however I don't like the plastic. Others have commented that it looks cheap and I agree.

Carol
Vote: Thumbs down!

It's made in China, need I mention they have no EPA standards (nor any compassion for other sentient beings)!

tricia
Vote: Thumbs down!

Seems to specific

David
Vote: Thumbs up!

Used the right way, could be an interesting conversation piece.

Carmelita
Vote: Thumbs down!

just don't like the look of but lover agates..so figure???

tessa
Vote: Thumbs down!

Oh no! The design makes no sense and it's made in China :(

Joy

Very artsy but does not seem big enough

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