Victorian Fine Glass Comport c1890
During the 19th century when fashion was for the very ornate, the commercial glass companys would produce lots of pressed glass items to emulate the rich cutting of expensive glass of the day. In the lower class households they could purchase these pretty pieces and bring them out for sunday teas and special occasions.
The cake stand came into use in the late Victorian times when afternoon tea came into fashion. Presenting the cake at a higher level above the table gave the cake more attention.
A fine beautiful quality glass comport or cakestand, in good condition. Cut glass with a panel cut stem and a swag wreath design around the bowl.