If you’re an ironstone collector, then you know that cake pedestals are like the Holy Grail of ironstone. Well, maybe not the Holy Grail, but they are rare and expensive when they do surface. I snagged one with my pooled birthday money last year and I’m so glad I did. It really is one of my favorite things.
So, my jaw dropped and I got all giddy when I spotted another one in an antique mall a couple of weeks ago. It’s obviously not as high and it’s has a blue & white transferware pattern, but it is heavy and old and still an ironstone cake pedestal.
And it was a steal…$25, which is crazy, given that these sell for $300 or so on eBay.
This piece has a pretty sizable chip on it, but that doesn’t bother me at all.
The hallmark is one of the loveliest I’ve ever seen…
So, of course, this one is a keeper.