Posted 5 years ago
Don't be confused by these 'Ball and Swirl'/'Swirl and Ball' pattern cake stands. McKee Bros. introduced their 'Ray' (AKA: Ball and Swirl) pattern in 1894; this is the taller elegant of these examples. Westmoreland introduced the pattern 'Swirl and Ball' pattern #1842 around 1943. I personally think the patterns look a bit awkward when presented together; and I much prefer the tall elegant presence of the McKee pattern to the squatty pedestal of the Westmoreland pattern.
MFG: McKee Brothers Glass Works
AKA: Ball and Swirl
Size: 10-1/2" OD (9-1/4" ID) x 7-3/4" H
OMN: #1842 Swirl and Ball
MFG: Westmoreland Glass Company
Size: 11" OD (10-1/8" ID) x 4-3/4" Hg