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    Posted 5 years ago

    TallCakes
    (114 items)

    Recently acquired this small separating cake stand. The glass reacts like flint glass. Maker and age are unknown to me; so curious if anyone has any ideas. Perfection Glass and Nickel Plate Glass made some 'separating' glassware but didn't see anything similar to this 'plain' design motif. The pedestal base appears to have a brass or bronze fitting, and the threaded glass plateau fits very well. The pedestal/base could have possibly been used on compotes or oil lamps; anybody seen any similar 'separating' pieces or ideas for research?

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      TC, if you're asking for ideas, this must be truly a rarity.....You're always on top of these types of things...I'll bookmark this , as now my curiosity is at it's highest point in long time
    2. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      Well Kerry, not sure about the rarity but this is the first I've seen in a 'separating' cake stand. And the price was right so I went for it. I did show it to an online friend well acquainted with EAPG who didn't recognize it. These 'plain' design glass wares are often more difficult to attribute...
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Kerry : )
      thanks you kyratango : )
      thank you Vetraio : )
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      It's "interesting" to say the least, I am wondering "why" it was designed to come apart, unless for limited storage space. Again, it has my attention and oddity of design. Thanks for your response and hopefully someone will have an answer quickly....Have a great day
    5. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thoughts on the separate pieces is easier shipment with less breakage, ability to have multiple use of the pedestal for compotes, lamps, etc., and maybe less storage space needed.
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you officialfuel : )
      thank you fortapache : )
      thank you mikelv85 : )
      thank you racer4four : )
    7. robin56 robin56, 5 years ago
      My grandmother hsd one similar. She called it her bell cake plate. I asked her why it came apart she said that her father used the bottom to store liquor in. Love it!
    8. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      Oh my ... How very interesting ....
    9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Eye4, I couldn't agree more.....one of the neatest things I've seen in awhile.
    10. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Robin : ) that would be interesting IF the base was a decanter.
      thank you inky : )
    11. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Eye : )
      thanks again Kerry : )
    12. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you glasslove : )
    13. lndrozdenko lndrozdenko, 5 years ago
      That is really cool!! Love it! Have your cake and an after dinner drink with it too!! LOL Even if that isn't what it is for, it's a good idea!! :)
    14. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Indrozdendo : )
    15. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Good Morning TC.... 1 question, okay 2 maybe. Do you have a library for reference material on these sort of items, or is your knowledge base on old advertisements/order catalogs and such? It seems you're very knowledgeable on such....I understand after collecting and acquiring several, the knowledge base becomes larger in memory, but you're on top of pattern # and dates...very impressive...IMO
    16. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      morning Kerry. I do have a few catalogs and favorite reference books. I also have a membership at EAPGpatterns.com, and a few other favorite sites regarded as knowledgeable glass resources. EAPG has many well established and recognized motifs which helps in that research. I've spent a lot of time on various online forums as well by researching the responses of some of the 'experts'. I do try to compare several reliable resources for the details on pattern names, numbers and dates, as there are often varying opinions. I intrigues me to know the makers original intent; so finding catalog info and advertisements are usually the best sources. I also attempt to keep my Access database of cake stands up to date with accurate info for a quick reference as well.
    17. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Thanks TC for passing that along. I agree that "Supply" catelogs are probably the best source for dating and That's one of my main sources....along with several reference books...that seems to have been written by a second party that really doesn't know the subject per-say. Lots of mis-information if you were to go soloing on those.
      Thanks again for response...Have a great day
    18. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      you're very welcome Kerry : )
      thank you Indrozdenko : )
    19. Goodoody Goodoody, 5 years ago
      Wish I could help but I'm still learning and learning a lot from you. I can say one thing though you have impeccable taste and a fantastic eye. Thanks for all you do!
    20. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Goodoody : )
    21. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you aghcollect : )
    22. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you robin56 : )
    23. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Katherine : )
    24. robin56 robin56, 4 years ago
      Okay. I have a suggestion. Perhaps this cake salver was used as a way to keep cakes cool/moist? They had no refrigdration back then so I think that something like this would help
    25. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      That may be a possibility Robin.
    26. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thank you MyFavoriteTreasures : )
    27. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thank you Radegunder : )

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