This lovely center-handled rose pink Depression Glass Serving Plate was decorated by the Lotus Glass Company in their intriguing La Furiste pattern trimmed with 22-Karat Gold. Scarcely found, La Furiste, Plate Etch No. 0907, is an Art Deco geometric design with iced triangles and figures that resemble a band of angels on a stippled background. The stirrup-shaped handle is gilded at the top, and a narrow band of gold defines both the inside and outside of the etched rim and another rings the center handle. The plate is angled slightly upward to keep your delicious treats from sliding off. Lotus Glass did not produce glass but rather decorated blanks made by Cambridge, Heisey, Paden City and other quality glassmakers of the time. It is not often that you find this pattern, especially in rose pink with gold.
This pattern is shown in catalog reprints from 1925 to 1932 in Hazel Marie Weatherman's Colored Glassware of the Depression Era 2, ©1974. The plate was listed as a Center Handled Cake Plate in the catalog, but this type of piece is more commonly called a Sandwich Server today. There is no mark.
This gorgeous cake plate measures 10-1/4 inches in diameter and 4-1/2 inches tall at the handle. The etched rim is 2-inches wide.
There is minor wear and patina on the gold, consistent with age. Other than the expected flaws characteristic of Depression Era Glass, such as bubbles or other irregularities, there is no damage.