This is a beautiful and rare antique lacy period plate or shallow bowl made by Boston & Sandwich Glass Company in New England from 1830-1850. This wonderful pressed flint glass plate is octagonal shaped and is referred to as "Beehive and Thistle" - on reference said this was a cake plate. The decoration is a combination of beehives, bees, stars, shields, scrolls and leaves. The back ground is all stippled and the edge is sawtooth. An incredible amount of detailing went into the mold from which this plate was pressed. These are the dishes that inspired the later depression era "Sandwich" glass designs.
The plate measures 1 1/2" deep and 9 3/4" in diameter from point to point. 9" from flat edge to flat edge.
In excellent condition, there are no cracks or large chips, only a little roughness along the scalloped border of the plate where there are multiple small chips - a few of the biggest are shown in the photos. This damage is hard to see and does not detract from the beauty of the plate.
This item is vintage and previously used so please look closely at the photos provided & ask questions before purchasing. If possible I will combine shipping & consider discounts for multiple orders. I ask that you pay within 3 days of committing to buy - if this is not possible please email me and I will work with you.
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Item ID: AHOJ-250
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