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Brewery: Alabama Brewing Co., Birmingham, AL
Manufacturer/Plant: Kaufmann & Strauss
Date of manufacture: Circa 1900
Condition/Comments: 13-inch diameter. This example of the rare “Two Ideals” tray is the nicest we have ever seen or offered. The colors are vibrant, the surface like new. A description of a lesser example in a prior catalog proclaimed, “What a stunning tray! This pretty southern belle in her bright red dress and flowing black scarf is depicted as one of two “ideals” proclaimed on the tray; the other being the bottle of Ideal Beer.” In this case the condition of the tray is as fetching as the image and the rarity. It is likely one of the best examples known, if not the best, and is all original. A truly rare find.