J. B. Higbee Gala Pattern - aka Hawaiian Lei Antique Pressed Glass Sugar Stand - 1907-1918
A wafer stand is the only reference in this Gala pattern I could find that might describe this piece. This is a lovely rare little dining room table piece, or perhaps used in the parlor, that is part of the 86 pieces John B. Higbee Glass Company, made in the Gala (Hawaiian Lei) pattern. This pattern was designed by Ira. M. Clarke and patented, September 9, 1913. Patent No. 44629. J. B. Higbee Glass Company was only in business from 1907 until 1918.
Back in the day, a few glass companies of the early 1900's made sugar cube holders for the Domino sugar cubes of the time. Heisey Glass Company comes to mind as they made several holders. Heisey pieces were, for the most, part plainer editions than this fancy Higbee piece.
The condition is: free from damage, not a nick, chip, stain, scratch, or repair that I can see or feel. It is clean and in great shape. There are three bubbles in the stand foot, two small and one bigger. The bubbles are enclosed. They are visible in some of my pictures.
Size: 3-1/8" Wide X 2-3/4" from front to back X 2-1/8" Tall. The small trough measures 3" Wide X 2" front to back X 1" Deep.
My pictures are very enlarged, for this small item, to show detail. Please refer to the actual size I have listed and the last two pictures for perspective.
The famous Higbee bee is embossed in the bottom of the foot, with the H I B intact.
The list of items made in this pattern are listed on page 142 in, "Bryce, Higbee and J. B. Higbee Glass" Copyright 1998, authored by Lola and Wayne Higby, This wafer stand is not pictured and this is the only one I have ever seen even in books, or on the internet.
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