Here is a wonderful, whimsical flowers and hearts design transfer-ware cake plate by Georges Briard, estimated to be from the 1960s to the 1970s.
This is clear glass; it is very heavy, very sturdy. It is 4.75" high, the upper plate is 10 and 7/8" across, the base is 4.25" across.
There are 16 (glass) teardrop shapes around the rim of the plate on the bottom side; they almost appear to be dripping!
The design is of four swirly, folk art inspired heart shapes with a 6 petaled flower inside each one; some would say they resemble snowflakes.
There is a center flower/flake in the very middle of the plate and design as well, and the scalloped rim also had a layer of paint on it at one time as well; it has mostly rubbed off by now.
Also, this has the copyrighted Georges Briard signature beneath one of the hearts (upside down).
The print color, as it displays to the top, is a two-tone dark silver-y pewter color which lends a very modern-esche slant to an otherwise traditional cake plate. The print color from the bottom, is a gilded 2 tone gold.
This is wonderfully sturdy, very sound; there are no chips, no cracks what-so-ever. There is very very minor wear on the print, but it has a comfortable, welcome-home feel to it!
We will double box and very carefully wrap this delightful cakeplate; this is a difficult-to-find pattern by a highly collectible designer.
Perfect wedding or engagement present for any vintage loving couple ~ give them "something old" with a very modern appeal.
Cake plates are a fabulous way to serve cupcakes, as well as other goodies for any get-together, buffet dinner, wedding shower, engagement party ~ very clever!
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