An early pressed glass pastry stand or salver featuring a ormolu brass base. The glass has a diamond pattern in the center with fan shapes just under the scalloped rim. The gilded base is surprisingly dainty for such a large piece. Notice the decorative wheat stalks and pretty bows in between each leg.
The top glass plate was manufactured by U.S. Glass Company and is Pineapple and Fan aka Cube with Fan, Holbrook. This particular pattern is c. 1895.
The overall height is 5.25 inches with the dish having a 3 inch depth. The platter measures a very large 14.75 inches in diameter making this extra special. You'll see a little bit of dark wear on the feet but this only attests to the age. What a stunner this would be for cupcakes or even a cold meat tray at your next party.
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