Vintage Avon Cape Cod Dessert Plates
This is a boxed pair off ruby red dessert plates that measure 3/4 inches high and 7 3/8 inches in diameter. They were issued in 1980. A nice set of 2 dessert plates to add to your collection.
As with any glassware production, color and surface differences may occur. While each item in the Cape Cod Collection may not be precisely replicate others, you'll find that the variations lend an authentic hand-crafted quality to the collection.
To Clean: Wash by hand with mild soap and water as you would all fine glassware. Do not clean in Dishwasher.
The back of the box reads:
"These beautiful dessert plates of the 1876 Cape Cod Collection is reminiscent of early American pressed glass called "Sandwich Glass". It features lacy, intricate designs, fine background stippling, and exquisite brilliance which reflected the superb craftsmanship of it's makers.
Many of the detailed designs of this prized glass were produced by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Works founded on Cape Cod in 1825. Other companies in the region competed, but the popularity of "Sandwich" pieces resulted in the name becoming a generic term for pressed glass.
This unique Avon 1876 Cape Cod Collection was inspired by the classic Roman Rosette pattern. The collection name commemorates both the spirit on the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and, Cape Cod, the area where Sandwich glass originated."