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Cake Stand, Federal Glass, Windsor (Button & Cane), Vintage

Cake Stand, Federal Glass, Windsor (Button & Cane), Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Cake Stand, Federal Glass, Windsor Clear (aka Button and Cane) - (Discontinued)
  • Made in USA 
  • Vintage:  1970's
  • Details:  This is a really nice cake stand in a wonderfully intricate pattern called Windsor, also known as Button and Cane. The Windsor pattern has long been discontinued and it's history is a bit complex.  It was introduced by Federal Glass (circa 1970), but Lancaster Colony, (the parent company to Indiana Glass), purchased Federal Glass molds after Federal Glass closed (1980). Indiana Glass used the original Federal Glass molds and reissued the Windsor pattern in the 1980's.  Some of the reissues were marketed as Windsor, others were marketed as Royal Brighton, all mostly in color glass. We believe this piece to be original from Federal Glass.  This geometric pattern would look great in a traditional as well as modern style table setting.  We've seen this styled not with cake but with different size candles, just beautiful!  This is a wonderful piece of American glass history.  We have other pieces in the Windsor pattern, please search our site, you may be able to find additional pieces for your collection.
  • Material:  Pressed Glass
  • Dimensions: 11.0 inches in Diameter and 4.5 inches Tall
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Very Good Condition.  There are no chips, only very minor surface scratches as acceptable due to age/use/wear.  Please make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.   

The Federal Glass Company was founded in 1900, in Columbus Ohio. The company began operations making salt and pepper shakers, goblets, measuring cups, and jars for processed foods.  By the 1920's they had expanded and were making tableware, with patterns which we now call, "Depression Glass" such as:  Madrid, Colonial, Normandie, Mayfair, Raindrops, Parrot, Diana, etc.  Federal went bankrupt in 1977 - 1978, they finally closed down in 1980. When Federal Glass went out of business, Lancaster Colony, (the parent company to Indiana Glass), purchased their molds and Indiana Glass re-issued this pattern, Windsor, in the 1970's, but in colors: olive green as well as a gold-tone (like amber), carnival glass and also a milk glass version.  The Windsor pattern was first produced by Federal Glass in early 1970's, in clear only. Contrary to much information you find online, this Windsor pattern is NOT Depression Glass and it is not listed in any Depression Glass books we own.  The Jeannette Glass "Windsor Diamond" is a Depression Glass pattern (made from 1936 to 1946), and that may have created some of the confusion.  We have only listed it in our Depression Glass category because some may look for this pattern there.

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