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.
Hallmarked In 1954
Hallmarked in London in 1954 and Sheffield 1959, both by Garrard & Co., this rare and handsome pair of Sterling Silver Cake Stands, are elegant in design. Each cake stand measures 14.5"(37cm) tall, by 8.25"(21cm) wide, by 7"(18cm) deep. Together they weigh 60 troy ounces.
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