Victorian Cake Stand
Tea became the nation's beverage during Queen Victoria's reign. Lower taxes on tea and the expansion of plantations in India (the plant had originated in China) meant there was more affordable tea than ever before, making it accessible to more levels of society.
In the Victorian period afternoon tea became a popular event, and the table would be dressed with lots of different items relating to this past time including glass cake stands and serving pieces.
This is a late Victorian pressed glass cakestand. It would have been in the home of a middle income family or establishment such as a tea rooms or hotel.
In good condition.
Dimensions: 24cm x 6cm high