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    Posted 4 years ago

    TallCakes
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    This is my collection of 'Horseshoe Stem' cake stands made by O'Hara Glass Company around 1880; it is their pattern #99. The pattern is fairly rare and took me several years to acquire the set.

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    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks eye... : ) and yes that is the name; it has a plain plateau with the only other detail being the slightly scalloped skirt. The horseshoes actually have nice detail showing the nails holes, groves and stippling. : )
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      very beautiful!!
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks again eye... : )
      thanks Sean : )
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks Mani... : )
    5. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks aghc... : )
    6. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Would these have been designed for wedding cakes?
      Or is the horseshoe just a cool design feature?
    7. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks racer... : ) not that they were specifically designed for weddings; but the 'good luck' symbolism of the horseshoe would be appropriate : )
    8. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks vetraio50 : )
      thanks mikelv85 : )
      thanks valentino97 : )
      thanks ho2cultcha : )
      thanks tom61375 : )
    9. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks WP... : )
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Your very welcome Tall Cakes!!
    11. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks fortapache : )
    12. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks paris1925 : )
      thanks BOB : )
    13. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
      It's fantastic when you can get all 3 beauties. Would it be from the same maker as the Good Luck aka Horseshoe "Give Us This Day" pattern; Adams & Co., of Pitttsburgh, PA? BOB
    14. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      BOB, this is different maker but I do have a set of 4 of the Adams' Good Luck stands too : ))
      http://www.tallcakes.com/CakeStands/AdamsCo/FernCrystal.aspx
    15. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
      Thanks Tallcakes: Hope you show us those too. They must be quite impressive in a Cake Stand form. BOB
    16. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      for you Bob; added another post:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/137958-adams-and-co-good-luck-horseshoe-cake-sta
    17. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      gorgeous photos!
    18. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks ho2cultcha for love and comment : )
      thanks kyratango : )
      thanks PatSea : )
    19. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks CindB : )
    20. AzTom AzTom, 4 years ago
      Very nice!

      I'm not sure how lucky these are. With the horseshoe in that position the luck will run out of it.
    21. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks AzTom : ) that is a common western cultural interpretation. However, there are also cultures espousing the downturned horseshoe prongs to shower good luck and blessings...
    22. AzTom AzTom, 4 years ago
      LOL, I had not heard that before. It does make sense though, if it's full of luck might as well pour some out and use it.

      You have a great web site, thanks for sharing that.
    23. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks Tom : ) Lots of interesting folklore about the horseshoe as a talisman. One interesting 'tale' is that for the horseshoe to be most effective is must be forged by a fine upstanding young bachelor of wholesome life and good character on St. John's eve.
    24. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thanks Jewels : )

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