Highlight your latest baked treat on this divine cake plate.
Clear glass with handpainted 24-karat yellow gold trim.
4 1/2"H x 14 1/4" diameter.
Made in USA.
Annieglass, handcrafted sculptural glass dinnerware, serving pieces, drinkware and accessories, is designed by artist Ann Morhauser of Santa Cruz, California. The studio was founded in 1983 when Ann translated her love of ancient Italian relics into an abstracted modern design for a plate. A simple circle of transparent glass with a handpainted 24-karat gold rim, it was an instant hit in the tableware marketplace and is now a recognized industry icon. She titled the design Roman Antique, subsequently offering a variation with a platinum rim. Over the years, this signature pattern has been joined by a wealth of complementary styles. Imaginative, unexpected shapes inspired by the artist's oceanside localeflowers, rocks, leaves, fish, boats, rippling water, rounded triangles, stars, and shells -are available in clear or frosted glass and in a palette of lush, tropical colors.
Annieglass takes its shape in a fiery kiln where a sheet of flat glass is melted over a ceramic mold in a process called "slumping." At 1350 degrees F, precious metal and color fuse permanently to glass, making the work tarnish and chip-resistant, as well as dishwasher-safe. The slumping technique results in an appearance distinct from blown glass: the product is simultaneously translucent and textured with a unique surface that subtlely retains the imprint of the hands that shaped the mold.
Ann Morhauser's visionthat food tastes better on a beautiful plate and that dining should be a feast for the eyes as well as the palatehas led her to create collections intended to be mixed: not only with one another, but with modem and antique china, porcelain and crystal. Though highly personal, her designs are so simple they blend effortlessly with practically everything else on the table. And with the universe of options, one might choose never to set the same table twice.
Annieglass appeals equally to the home chef and to the professional, both of whom delight in the infinity of possibilities for setting a dramatic table. One can find Annieglass in world-class restaurants, hotels and spas, in the permanent collections of prominent museums, and the pages of the top culinary magazines. At the retail level, the collections are offered to discriminating, style-savvy consumers in exclusive boutiques, galleries and specialty stores internationally.
Every piece of Annieglass carries an engraved signature and the date it was made, guaranteeing authenticity. A collector's item meant to become a cherished heirloom, but definitely not to be saved for special occasions. Black tie or takeout, Annieglass is art for the table to use every day.