The frosted Ribbon pattern was manufactured by Bakewell, Pears and Company, Pittsburgh, PA, in the late 1870's. Made in non-flint, clear, the ribbon stripes were machine ground, rather than acid finished to give the appearance of frosting. The pattern consists of vertical ribbons, alternating between clear and frosted. The spouts, handles, finials and bases are always clear.
This is a rather scarce oblong platter with cut corners creating an eight-sided piece. It measures 13" in length and 9" in width. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; several minor flakes on the inter-rim from years of loving usage. Could be used for multi-purposes.