Glass Desert Pyramid
American or English
Circa 1800
18” tall overall

Three glass salvers measuring 15.25”, 11.25” and 7.5” in diameter form this rare surviving pyramid centerpiece popular in the late 18th century for displaying and serving deserts and other delicacies.  Mount Vernon records that in 1759 George Washington received from London” 3 Salvers, 1 Top piece, 1 dozen Sullibub Glasses, 2 dozen Jellys, 1 dozen Sweet Meats ditto, and 2 dozen baskets.”  Each salver is hand blown with pontil and a lipped rim.  At just over 15” in diameter, the base salver is  an exceptionally large.

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