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Cake Stand

Maker: Meissen (active Meissen, Germany, 1708-present)

Date: 1815-1923
Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 x 9in. (10.2 x 22.9cm)
Markings: On underside of base (painted in blue): '[crossed swords] / 29.' On underside of plate (painted in blue): '29.'
Credit Line: Proctor Collection
Object number: PC. 545
Label Text
“Cake is broken and eaten in separated mouthfuls, like bread. Soft and sticky cake should be eaten with a fork. Ices and puddings are eaten with a fork and spoon. At well-appointed tables both a fork and spoon are supplied for each guest when dessert is brought on; and in the case of stewed fruits that have large stones, the two utensils are used together in order to cut the flesh of the fruit from the stone. Bonbons are eaten with the fingers.”
--Lille d’Angelo Bergh et al, Correct Social Usage, 1906.