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Posted 3 years ago

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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, 3 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, 3 years ago
    very beautiful!!
  3. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    thanks again eye... : )
    thanks Sean : )
  4. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    thanks Mani... : )
  5. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    thanks aghc... : )
  6. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    Would these have been designed for wedding cakes?
    Or is the horseshoe just a cool design feature?
  7. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 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, 3 years ago
    thanks vetraio50 : )
    thanks mikelv85 : )
    thanks valentino97 : )
    thanks ho2cultcha : )
    thanks tom61375 : )
  9. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    thanks WP... : )
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    Your very welcome Tall Cakes!!
  11. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    thanks fortapache : )
  12. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    thanks paris1925 : )
    thanks BOB : )
  13. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 3 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, 3 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, 3 years ago
    Thanks Tallcakes: Hope you show us those too. They must be quite impressive in a Cake Stand form. BOB
  16. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 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, 3 years ago
    gorgeous photos!
  18. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    thanks ho2cultcha for love and comment : )
    thanks kyratango : )
    thanks PatSea : )
  19. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    thanks CindB : )
  20. AzTom AzTom, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 years ago
    thanks Jewels : )

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