Cake Stands or Cake Salvers
And a few Banana Stands
The cake stands shown below & on the next
page are Early American Pattern Glass
cake stands available from PatternGlass.com.
Seen at right is a 'stack' of our Feather pattern
cake stands topped off with a jelly compote.
A limited number of patterns were made in
sizes that permit creating such a stack.
Another form of pattern glass that one might consider
are round cake plates, which
we show with our Bread Plates, seen HERE.
Read about EAPG cake stands HERE.
To learn what EAPG means, click HERE.
The February 2010 Martha Stewart Living Magazine included an article featuring several of our cake stands which we sent to photograph at their request. They have been returned to us & a few are available for sale. If a tiny photo of the magazine cover is located by a cake stand, it means that cake stand was featured in the magazine. You can click those little magazines to see what it looks like on the page in Martha Stewart Living.
|POST aka Adams #75 aka Square Panes gracefully combines the round & square
design elements to create an extraordinary piece of art. Adams & Co. created it ca. 1882.
There are a few nics here & there as there is going to be on any piece of glass with so
many angles. See them HERE & HERE and some roughness HERE & HERE.
And HERE is a close up of the base. It is 9 1/2" in diameter & 7 1/2" tall. $195
|GARDEN OF EDEN aka RUSTIC (OMN) aka Lotus with Serpent is one of pattern glass
naturalistic interpretative works of the glassmaker's art. Look at the tree stump
sticking out the side of the standard. See the pattern's goblets HERE; the rarest ones
have a serpent's head sticking out the stem. This smaller 8 1/2" diameter size
is unreported in the literature. Made by Campbell Jones Glass Co. ca. 1880. $155
|DAKOTA is one of the Ripley Glass Co. signature pattern ca. 1885s. It is also considered
by some to be the States' Pattern for our 2 most north central states although it is
not made by the U S Glass Co. for that series.
This beauty is 9 1/2" in diameter at the top and 6 3/4" tall. $165
|MARYLAND aka Inverted Loop & Fan is one of the U S Glass States'
series patterns made ca. 1897. It is 9 1/2" diameter & 5 3/4" tall.
|This is a FINECUT pattern from a maker that has yet to be attributed.
It is surely 1800s vintage. Square cake stands are very difficult to find and in color,
they are almost impossible. This beauty is 10" square and 6 1/2" tall.
Old Gold/ Amber is the perfect color for Thanksgiving, Christmas or other Holiday. $225
|RIBBON CANDY is the name of this pattern which really looks like.... ribbon candy!
It is a cutie and only 6 1/4"in diameter.
Some call these tiny stands Toy or Children's glass, but certainly it is appropriate
for serving little bites for big folks too. It is $85.
We have more of these small stands in our Toy Glass Misc. Store HERE.
At about 2:00 in
the circle on
FANCY LOOP is Heisey's pattern #1205 made ca. 1898.
|SUNBURST is Heisey's pattern #343 made 1903 - 1920.
The cake stand is a very difficult piece to find in the pattern.
This one is 10" in diameter and has the diamond H in the deep
"brandy well". It has one chip underneath the rim, seen HERE. $345
This cake stand is
shown in vaseline
color on page 64.
|DAISY & BUTTON with THUMBPRINT PANEL is the name of this
well-known pattern of EAPG. It is an Adam's Glass Co. product ca. 1880s.
Measuring 9 1/2" across & 6 3/4" high, it has an icing lip.
This is a heavy cake stand & the plate and
the standard are held together by a wafer connection.
The color is a rich amber - 'old gold' & it compliments all occasions. **SOLD**
|ASHMAN is a very popular pattern we have a hard time keeping
in stock. Here is the cake stand - an unusual shape with the
9 3/4" diameter round icing rim set atop a square platform.
The pattern was made by Adams & Co. ca. 1880s. It is $175.
Also see the rare Bride's Basket below.
|This rareASHMAN form is called a Bride's Basket.
Apparently they were chosen for elegant wedding gifts?
It is an Ashman compote with attached metal holders attached to a large handle.
The bowl of the basket is 7 1/2" wide and 10 1/2" long. The handle can be moved to
either side but when it is straight up it is 12 1/2" tall. It has only one chip, see HERE,
but that is not visable as it is under the metal attachment for the handle. $275.
|DOMINION pattern was made by L. E. Smith Glass Co.
ca. 1950. It is only 4 3/4" tall. This is a chance to get a 12" - rare size
of cake stand without an icing lip so it can accommodate
a very large (Wedding?) cake or a bunch of cup cakes for only $85.
on left side stack
on Page 60.
|JACK POT! PAVONIA aka PINEAPPLE STEM may be the most popular
cake stand in pattern glass land. It is 9" diameter
& 6 1/2" tall - by Ripley Glass Co. ca. 1885. **SOLD**
|BROKEN COLUMN aka RATTAN pattern makes a very heavy
and beautiful banana stand! The folded part where bananas
reside is 10" x 7". Broken Column is a product of the Columbia
Glass Co. and was made ca. 1888. It is a rare form of this pattern. $475
Second down on
left side stack
on Page 58.
|This may be the only offer of a stack of colored cake stands in graduated
sizes, all in the same pattern ever made available for purchase.
WILLOW OAK aka Oak Leaf aka Acorn & Oak aka Wreath
pattern, by Bryce Bros. in the 1870s was made in
clear, amber, scarcely in blue and rarely in vaseline.
One blue cake stand is a real 'find' and 3 in all different sizes is amazing!
They all have turned up edges to form an icing lip & all are 4 1/4" tall to the top of that icing lip. The top one is 8 3/4" diameter; the middle one is 9 3/4" diameter and the bottom one is 10" diameter. The top one has only one flat chip on the inside of the top rim (which is as hard to see as it was to photograph - see my best effort HERE). **SOLD**
Psst - we still have a water pitcher & a goblet to match them......
|DAHLIA pattern is a product of the Co-Op Flint Glass Co. ca. 1885-6.
This pretty little stand is 9 1/2" in diameter. It has a
very small flake on the inside of the icing rim seen HERE. $95
|BUTTON BAND is very near the top of all patterns in both the
cake stand and this beautifully engraved cake basket with metal bail.
It is 9 1/2" overall diameter including the outside rim.
There are 2 chips on the flange that sticks up near the
handle seen HERE & HERE.
A better photo of the leaf & berry engraving is shown HERE.
Without the chips it would be $165 but as it is, it is only $115
BUDDED IVY'S glass maker has not yet been discovered but it is a pattern
|And here is a 9" diameter BUTTON BAND high standard cake stand -
the same pattern as the above basket.
This is 9" diameter & 5 1/2" high. $275
|ROSE SPRIG is one of the few patterns made in deep blue, almost cobalt. It was made by Campbell Jones Glass Co. ca. 1886. It is 9" square, 6 1/2" tall **SOLD**.
We also have six 4" square sauce dishes with tab handles to match i t**SOLD**.
|There must have been some story behind the naming of this pattern.
It is called THE HERO aka Ruby Rosette. This unusual form of the
pattern is 10" in diameter and 6 1/2" tall.
It was made by the Elson Glass Co. ca. 1891. $145
|Bryce Higbee & Co. made this pattern and unexpectedly named
it SURPRISE! I guess part of the surprise is that they made
only a couple of pieces in the pattern between 1896 & 1905.
It is folded up, 8" long and 5" wide, a perfect size to hold a bunch
of bananas or other small fruit. A dainty display piece at $55.
|MAINE aka Stippled Panelled Flower aka Stippled Primrose
was made by the U S Glass Co. to honor the State of Maine.
It is positively gorgeous in emerald green; 8 1/4" in diameter & 5" tall.
|MISSOURI aka PALM & SCROLL is the cake stand in the pattern representing
the "Show Me" state. It is one of the US Glass Co. States' series & made ca. 1899.
It is a useful size at 9 3/4" in diameter with slightly turned up edges. $145
|This is a 10" cake stand in the pretty, but VERY difficult to photograph
WHEAT & BARLEY aka DUQUESNE pattern. The design features a bundled spray of leaves & dainty tulip, heart & bell shaped flowers. Very Victorian! Bryce Bros. made it in the 1880s in clear, amber, & blue.
With the icing lip, this clear one stands 4 3/4" tall and is $85.
FLORIDA aka Emerald Green Herringbone is the greatest.
|REVERSE TORPEDO aka BULLSEYE & DIAMOND POINT
This would actually be more rightly called a doughnut stand with turned up sides & so it is a
little different from the cake stand in the pattern.
It appears to be a compote mold that was flattened out while it was still warm enough to be
malleable so the plate surface is a little irregular.
The pattern was made by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton ca 1892.
It is 9 1/2" in diameter and 5 1/4" tall. $95
At about 10:00
on the circle
on Page 59.
|EYEWINKER aka WINKING EYE What a pattern! Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton
made it ca. 1885. It is nearly 10" in diameter and 5" tall. **SOLD**
|This is an EYEWINKER banana dish. It is 5 3/4” x 9 1/2” and 3” high at side.
It has a flat chip on an end side ball at top.
There is a photo of it HERE but it can’t be seen very well because it is so shallow.
Of course it can be used for other food, $75
Below is a similar form with higher sides. It is 8 1/4" long and 6" wide. $95
|Here's a cake stand in milk glass (opaque white glass) that will show off
a colorful cake. It is a TEARDROP pattern and is 10 3/4" diameter & 5" tall.
There are many milk glass stands shown in the MSL magazine. $86
| ESTHER aka Tooth & Claw ( We prefer Esther) is a very famous
Riverside Glass Co. pattern made ca. 1896. These are 10 1/2" diameter
genuine cake plates in the pattern. As shown in the center photo,
they sit up on three little 'stub feet a couple of inches off the table .
instead of on a tall standard. Mere photography cannot do
justice to the brilliance of these plates.
The clear one is **SOLD** & the rare green one with gold trim is $215
|Here is the famous ESTHER cake stand. It is 10 1/2" in diameter and 6 1/4" tall.
With the pattern pressed into the base it is ridiculously sparkly. **SOLD**
|PANELLED THISTLE aka Delta was fashioned by John B. Higbee Glass Co.
ca. 1908. It was made in several sizes but this is the largest size made -
10" diameter at the top and 4 1/2" tall. **SOLD**
|CURRANT is an early 1870's pattern made by Campbell Jones & Co.. It has
no damage although there are a few cloudy spots on the top. It is 9 1/2" diameter &
has the wafer connection between the top plate and the standard. $75
|HORSEMINT is a genus of the Mint family AND a pattern made by
Beatty & Sons ca. 1890s! This one is 9 3/4" in diameter and 3 3/4" high.
It is a little tilty; one side is 1/4” taller than the other.
That is only apparent from the side. $64
|FEATHER aka DORIC aka INDIANA SWIRL is a pattern made by McKee
& other factories over several years beginning in the 1890s. This cake stand has a
pretty patterned standard, was made in at least 4 sizes so they can be stacked.
This one is 9 3/4" diameter & $125.
A blue cake stand in this pattern is pictured in the magazine. Bottom stand on left side. Pg 58.
|THOUSAND EYE is an Adams' Glass Co product ca. 1870s. The edges have the closed lattice;
the pattern is the 3 knob (on the standard); it is 10” overall Outside Diameter
& the cake part is 8 1/4” in diameter. It is 6 1/2” tall. This amber one is $165.
|Higbee's YOKE AND CIRCLE aka Era pattern is a pattern from about 1912.
The fancy cake stand in this pattern is 9 1/2" diameter with an icing lip. It is $75.
|The very popular PROSPERITY aka FERRIS WHEEL pattern is one of
Indiana Glass Company's 1910 products. This cake stand is 9" in diameter
with a small icing lip. It is $70.
|CHAMPION is the most common name for this pattern, but it is also called
Fans with Crossbars. Made by McKee in the 1890s, it is 9" in diameter, 4 1/4" high
and has a partially turned up outer edge. The pattern is replayed in the wide base. $85
|This is another form of the CHAMPION aka FANS WITH CROSSBARS pattern shown above.
This form is heavier weight, 9 1/2" diameter, 5 1/2" tall &
has no icing rim so it can accommodate a larger birthday cake.
There is a flat flake on the inside of one of the perimeter scallops seen HERE. $135
|BARLEY aka INDIAN TREE is one of the great old patterns from Campbell Jones
in the 1870s - while the West was being settled just after the Civil War. It is 10” diam.;
4 1/2” tall & has a turned up scalloped ice lip.
It also ranks with one of the most difficult of all cake stands to photograph. $75
Third down in stack on the right. Page 60.
|CRYSTAL WEDDING by Adams Glass Co. in the 1890s is one of the most popular
patterns in EAPG. The cake stand is 9 1/4" square and 7 1/2" tall. This is a heavy and impressive piece of glass. There is a tiny spot of roughness on one corner that did
not show up on any photos I tried to take of it. **SOLD**
|TEXAS, the States pattern is aka Loop with Stippled Panels is U S Glass Co's.
pattern #15067 from ca. 1900. This pattern is difficult to find in any form.
It is 9 1/2" in diameter with turned up scallops; 6" tall. $275
|If you don't like your ARCHED FLEUR D LIS flat, how about a folded up banana stand?
Again, a Bryce Higbee & Co. 1898 pattern that is 9 3/4" x 5 1/2" bowl
and it is 7 1/2" tall. $110.
|This is one of the largest pattern glass cake stands made. MAJESTIC aka PURITAN aka Divided Block w/ Sunburst is a McKee product ca. 1893. It is just under 12" in
diameter, has turned up edges and a wafer connection between the plate
and the standard. We have a pair of these for $145 each.
Third down on the left. Page 58.
|This Cottage pattern is the only cobalt
blue EAPG cake stand we've ever had and it
is in our collection. Only included here to show it off. Not for sale. Pretty, no?
PRESSED DIAMOND is a pattern by the Central Glass Co. made in ca. 1885.
On the bottom of the stack
on the right side of Page 60.
|U S COIN aka SILVER AGE aka COIN aka FROSTED COIN
may be the premier pattern of Early American Pattern Glass.
The Central Glass Company, in a burst of merchandising creativity, decided to
'mint' a pattern with actual 1892 United States currency in the molds.
It took about 5 months for the Feds to find out about it and order the company
to destroy their molds. Fortunately they did not destroy all of the
dishes that had been made with them.**
The top of the U S Coin cake stand includes impressions of nine 1892 dated dollars
on the top, 5 obverse & 4 reverse. There are 6 quarters on the standard, 3 obverse & 3 reverse.
It is 10" in diameter & has an icing rim.**SOLD**
**Short version of a long story.
On the bottom of the stack pictured on the right side
of Page 60.
here is an 11
1/2" diameter version of the Hobbs Hand Stand.
This standard looks just like the 9" one except it is clear glass instead of frosted.
The white dot in the glass is a spot of undissolved sand.
It is totally inside the glass so definitely dates from the time of manufacture .
They were not big on quality control in the 1880s. **SOLD**
|What a beauty! This is a very interesting pattern
by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton ca. 1880s.
It is called by many names by collectors but we call it Cornucopia. It is also called
Strawberry & Currant or Three Fruits which is a misnomer because there are many
more than 3 fruits shown on all the pieces.
In fact all the forms have different combinations of fruits on them.
This cake stand in the pattern has what appear to be blackberries & strawberries.
It is 9 1/4" diameter and 6 3/4" tall. $165
|Here is the 'Big Brother' of the CORNUCOPIA cake stand above. This one has figs and grapes on the top and it is a larger 10 1/2" diameter & it is 7" tall. $195
Stack these 2 & you've got a show stopper!
This is shown in blue in the magazine. The 2nd down on the left side of Page 58.
WILLOW OAK aka Oak Leaf aka Acorn & Oak aka Wreath
pattern, by Bryce Bros. in the