Thursday, March 18, 2010

Do you know???

I recently bought this white glass (milk glass?) pedestal cake plate.  Great shape, great condition. 
Can you tell me why it has this depression/hole in the top?
This cut glass pedestal cake plate has one, too.
I have a couple of personal pedestal cake plates that don't have this depression/hole in them, but I notice that the bases are "glued" on and not part of the whole cake plate.

Can anyone out there help me out with this??  I would sure appreciate an explanation.  Thanks!

12 comments:

crimsoncat05 said...

no sure answer from me, but perhaps it has to do with how the glass was molded/unmolded when it was made?? Hopefully a glass collector out there can answer you, because I'm curious, too!

Chia said...

Judy, I could be wrong but I think the indentation is called a Rum Well.

Chia said...

Ah ha, should have done a search first: I found this information and it appears to just be a result of manufacturing: http://www.jsonline.com/realestate/29225434.html

CeCe said...

Well, well,
Manufacturing, huh?
I was hoping it was for pound cakes which have the hole in the center of the cake!
LOVE the milk glass square cake--goes with my square tube pan in which I have been making my pound cakes.

Judy said...

Chia is right! I checked out the website link. Good ole Ralph and Terry Kovel! The dimple is part of the manufacturing process but it is called by some antique dealers a "brandy well." Thanks, Chia!!! I should have Googled it myself but I didn't know what to call it. How far would I have gotten with depression/hole? (((smile)))

Chia said...

Depression wouldn't have gotten you very far - I know, I tried :) It kept returning results for Depression Glass. I think it was "indent" that finally got me to a source.

Dede Warren said...

I have no idea about the hole but LOVE that white milkglass!!! Beee u T FulL!!!

Shirley said...

I wouldn't have know the answer to that one without doing research. Aren't computers nice when you want to find out something that you can't find any other way. I love the milk glass. Take care.

Chia said...

Hi again Judy, I just re-read my second comment and realized it could be read two ways. I wasn't saying that you should have done research (asking friends what they know is a good line of research).. I was saying it to myself since I was so quick to post my first comment without seeing if I could find any more to help you out. Hope you read it the way I meant it, and I didn't offend you. Sometimes I forget that I have a habit of talking in a clipped way and leaving out the little words that keep things clear. :(

crimsoncat05 said...

I'm, glad to know someone found it because I couldn't think what to call it, either!! (pound cake sounds yummy, by the way!!)

Altered Art Attic said...

I'm pretty sure I saw that white cake pedastal find a home while I was at Merchant Square yesterday!

gibbysgirl said...

Hey Miss Judy!

It was so good seeing you on Saturday. I hope that you and Gail had a great time shopping. I found a few things, but I did really well at Goodwill. I found a Tracy Porter quilt for 9 bucks! Gosh I love a deal! :D

Hugs to you! I really enjoy reading your blog.

xoxo
Nicole
www.gibbysgirl.com