Vintage - L. E. Smith - Mount Pleasant Footed Cake Plate No. 515 - Depression Era - Cut Decoration
Fresh from an estate sale, I am offering a Depression Era L. E. Smith, Mount Pleasant, rose pink, footed pedestal cake server. It is a beauty with its classic scalloped edge and wheel cut floral and lattice decoration. L.E. Smith produced the Mt. Pleasant No. 515 footed cake plate from 1930-1937. The edging is called Rim B which is a large scallop and two points followed by another scallop and one point, all the way around the plate.
Condition: There are a few minor utensil marks, not visually noticeable unless held under strong light in a certain way. The server was made in a two part mold. The mold lines are visible in my pictures. Each side where the mold line meets the cake platform/top there is one shallow flake which appears to have been made when the plate was pulled from the mold. I don't believe it was man made damage from usage or abuse. I have marked my pictures so the flaws will be visible. The plate is upside down to view the flakes.
I imagine this piece is quite scarce. I haven't found another like it in all the internet pages. This rose pink color is hard to find, even in my books and articles about Smith glass.
It measures 10-1/2" Across X 1-1/4" Tall
References: Page 323, "Colored Glassware of the Depression Era 2" Copyright 1974. Authored by Hazel Marie Weatherman.
Pages 147-158, "L. E. Smith Glass Company, The First One Hundred Years" Copyright 2007. Authored by Tom Felt.
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Thanks for looking, enjoy your day, and don't let this one get away.