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Author Topic: Lens pattern pressed glass cake platter - ID please  (Read 1174 times)

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Offline Chris Harrison

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Lens pattern pressed glass cake platter - ID please
« on: September 21, 2006, 06:24:57 PM »
Comport / cake stand (I always thought a comport was the thing you used to plug your mouse into before PS/2 and USB ports came along!).  Lens design.  Clear glass platter on a pedestal of base metal.  28.5 cm D, 7 cm H.  Very heavy and impressive.  No marks.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3251
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3257

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Lens pattern pressed glass cake platter - ID please
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006, 10:24:58 AM »
What a cracker Chris!  I ove cakestands too . :) I'm afraid I can't help with ID but was interested to see the term, "lens pattern", I've had a few bits with this sort of pattern and never know quite how to describe it! Is this the accepted terminology.

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2006, 12:26:53 PM »
Did you know that the word lens comes from the greek for lentil? So anything that is shaped like a lentil can be described as lens shaped!

I do think that lens cut has a nicer sound than lentil cut....  

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2006, 03:48:35 PM »
Lentil pattern?  Nah, I can't see it catching on... :-)

Marcus (Le Casson) used the word "lenses" when referring to a Czech vase I posted.  I've heard/read it elsewhere, since.

The cake stand really is quite a monster.

Just came in from a car boot, where I found a few other lens pattern items, except none quite matches.  I'll have a root around for a few days and see if I can find any info.

Nothing over a quid and most things for much less.  I'm so glad that not many people appear to like pressed glass at the mo'.  :-)

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2006, 03:53:30 PM »
Hi,
In French "lentille", so whilst lentils may do bad things to you, lens cutting/moulding, c'est bon.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2006, 03:56:00 PM »
Oh no, Marcus, lentils is very healthy....if rather smelly in retrospect.

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TMI....
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