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    Posted 7 months ago

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    Hi everyone. I believe this is U.S. Glass c.1886 but I need help with the pattern name. A few unusual things about this compote is the stem and the appearance of a wafer joining the stem and the bowl. I would try to photo it closely but my camera and I are not that good together yet :) The wafer has no mold lines....appears handblown and slightly compressed, and last but most telling is the alignment of stem-to-bowl.....the bowl is shifted to one side more than the other. Until now I have only heard of wafer joining techniques on candlesticks and some lamps...somewhere around 1820s-1850s maybe. Could this compote be "wafer" joined?
    As for the stem I am curious as to what happened to the Boston & Sandwich Co molds after their closing in the late 1800s. The stem on this compote is identical in every possible way (except for overall size) to the B&S columnar and petal candlesticks I have. Could U.S. Glass have purchased some of their molds? Any help on this? Thoughts? Thanks, everyone.

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    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 months ago
      U.S. Glass #15049 Maryland c1897
    2. Sharky, 7 months ago
      Thank you once again Sir TallCakes :)
    3. Sharky, 7 months ago
      Do you think it could be wafer joined?
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 months ago
      does look like it could be wafer joined; that was very common for compotes and cake stands.
    5. Sharky, 7 months ago understanding of wafer joining revolves around early 19th century candlesticks. Often the candlestick stem mold was used for other items, and the socket used on various single and multiple candlesticks. So, in that respect, it makes sense to me why manufacturers of even a later time period would still employ the technique. For example, use several different stem/base pieces and join them on whatever size plate or bowl was laying around and voila! Instant compote/cake stand without the cost of a single purpose mold.
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 months ago
      just dug out my Maryland cake stand to check and it is indeed wafer joined...
    7. Sharky, 7 months ago
      lol very nice. How many cake stands do you own anyways?
    8. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 months ago
      lots... : ) but definitely short of being a hoarder...

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