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ANTIQUE SILVER CAKE STANDS

The cake stand is now considered to be an essential part of the ritual of afternoon tea, but it wasn’t until around 1900 that the teared cake stand was introduced. The idea of the cake stand was to provide some grandeur to the table while accommodating the sandwiches, cakes and scones that had become popular at these social events, with guests invited to serve themselves, starting at the bottom level and working their way up to the top. The majority are made in silver plate, however occasionally rare sterling silver examples can be found.

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L2939: Silver Plate Cake Stand

Made Circa 1910

Made circa 1910 by Walker & Hall, this delightful, George V, Antique Silver Plated Cake Stand, has three tiers, with the dishes shaped to resemble leaves, and the stand plain in style. The stand measures 18"(46cm) tall and the plates measure 9"(23cm) in diameter.

£775

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L3823: Sterling Silver Cake Stand

Hallmarked In 1931

Hallmarked in London in 1931 by Mappin & Webb, this attractive, two tiered, Art Deco, George V, Sterling Silver Cake Stand, features octagonal plates with pierced borders and fine gadroon edges, an an angular frame.The cake stand measures 12.75"(32cm) tall by 8"(20cm) wide, and the plates have a width and depth of 8"(20cm). In total the cake stand weighs 33.2 troy ounces.

£3,395

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