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EAPG Pattern #130 Sensation Pedestal Cake Stand by Adams & Company - $268 (Olathe)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Adams & Company aka Adams Glass
model name / number: EAPG #130 Sensation pattern
size / dimensions: 11” x 7¼” D/H

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EAPG Pattern #130 Sensation Pedestal Cake Stand by Adams & Company aka Adams Glass- Circa 1885

Excellent Antique Pre-Owned Condition. Pickup in Olathe.

A favorite pastime of mine is collecting gorgeously cool cake stands. It matters not if they are antique, vintage or new; glass or other mediums but they must be unique. I’ve sold several from this collection in the past and will continue to do so as we prepare to move back to Texas in 2021. This incredibly stunning pedestal cake stand is the EAPG #130 Sensation pattern that is also known as “Thousand Eye; Banded Thousand Eye; Three Knob”. It was made sometime in 1885 by Adams & Company aka Adams Glass.

Sensation is a shallow disk hobnail pattern but unlike many hobnail patterns which are arranged in a staggered fashion, the hobs in this pattern are arranged concentrically (as on the plate) or in rows and columns (as on the stems). There is a four-sided diamond between each group of four hobnails and the diamonds, between the hobnails, have peaked points which are not found on reproduction pieces. In this pattern, the lattice edges are closed. Lastly, on the standard size pedestal cake stand, which is the size of this one, the pedestal has three knobs. A slightly smaller pedestal cake stand was made in this same pattern that has only two knobs.

This beauty is in pristine condition with no noticeable wear or flaws. It measures 11” x 7¼” D/H with a 9”inner rim diameter (so cake does not slide off) on the plate piece; pedestal base bottom diameter 5”; color is apple green; medium is Early American Pressed Glass (EAPG); weight 3.9 lbs.; maker is Adams & Company aka Adams Glass.

Brief History on Adams Glass
John Adams, pioneer American glass manufacturer was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1823 and began working in glass manufacture at the age of 14. He and his descendants were involved in three glass houses spanning a period of years 40 years, from 1851 to 1891. The companies were Adams, Roseman & Co., Pittsburgh (1851-ca. 1853), Adams, Macklin & Co., Pittsburgh (ca. 1854-ca. 1861) and Adams & Company aka Adams Glass, Pittsburgh (ca. 1861-1891). Along with his sons Adolphus and William, the companies produced numerous artistic table glassware designs, kerosene lamps, flint jars, bitters bottles, flasks, keystone and fruit jars. Five years after John Adams’ death in 1886, his sons sold their holdings in the company to US Glass and the Adams Glass factory became US Glass Factory A.

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