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    Posted 11 months ago

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    We purchaed this at an estate sale recently - this piece was a throw in with some other items. When we brought it home and examined it more closely, we suspected it might be from the American brilliant period. As you can see it is beautifully cut, with an 8-pointed star appearing in the center of the bottom stand and on the side as well. There are diamond shapes made of criss-cross paterns around the bottom plate and octagon shapes of cross-patterns on the cover.

    The bottom stand is about 10 1/2" W and the stand with cover is about 6 1/2".

    Would love to know if this is a contemporary piece, or something more interesting!

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    1. TimeTraveller TimeTraveller, 11 months ago
      I’m wondering if this butter bowl is the “whirling star” pattern by either Fostoria or Imperial Glass ?!?!
    2. CatskillVintageShop CatskillVintageShop, 11 months ago
      Thanks TimeTraveller,

      I'll use that info to investigate!
    3. Gillian, 11 months ago
      10 1/2" is very large for a butter dish.
    4. CatskillVintageShop CatskillVintageShop, 11 months ago
      I believe now that it is a cheese plate based on the rim on the plate.
    5. Gillian, 11 months ago
      Cakes are not usually presented on this type of domed plate. Who said it was a butter dish, 'cos I went with that. But, now the owners think a cake plate.

      Here are some Fostoria cake stands:
    6. CatskillVintageShop CatskillVintageShop, 11 months ago
      Thanks Gillian!
    7. Gillian, 11 months ago
      Mmmmm...a cheese plate eh? Possible, highly possible.
    8. Suza, 2 months ago
      I inherited this same piece from my mother. At first I thought it was a cake plate, but the center rimmed area is about 7" which is small for a cake and would make it hard to cut. Not sure about it being a cheese plate, as suggested. All I know is that my mother purchased it at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA in the late 70's (not sure of the date).
    9. keramikos keramikos, 2 months ago
      If the center rimmed area is approximately 7"/17.78cm, my money would be on it being a cheese keeper: really too small for cake, yet a bit too big for butter.

      However, let's hope the ultimate expert, TallCakes, weighs in.

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