If you are a collector of the Aesthetic Period, this Early American Pressed Glass cake stand will be perfect for you! The pattern is called Barred Forget-Me-Not and was made by Canton Glass Company of Canton, Ohio in 1883. The pattern consists of a stippled background with smooth bars, vines and flowers. There is a section of circular ribs around the outside of the plate that match another set surrounding the smooth center part of the plate. The pedestal and base of the stand are plain and smooth with no pattern.
This lovely cake stand glows a deep yellow when subjected to a black light, a testament of its antique age.
Measurements: width from outside of gallery edges 10-1/4"; plate section measures 9-3/4" wide; height is 7"; circular base is 5-3/8" wide. This plate is smooth across the top with a plain gallery edge (rim) of about 3/8" all around the outside top of the plate.
This cake stand is in very nice condition. Its only flaw is that it has some shallow chipping around the base bottom, mostly on the inside edge as I have shown in the photos. If you run your finger around the underneath outer edge of the plate section, there is one tiny rough spot which is either a very tiny chip or an open bubble. There are other bubbles in the glass and some tiny sand inclusions along this same surface which is why I say it might actually be an open bubble. Hardly any of the expected scratches to be expected from a Victorian era cake stand. There are some visible in the very center area with a small scuff near the outside edge of the plate visible upon close exam. There is a manufacturing straw mark up inside the base which is not to be considered damage but something which occured during the cooling process. The glass is clean and clear with no cloudiness. The pattern showing through on the plate is just gorgeous. A real beauty for 133 years old!