This is a stellar bowl in Libbey’s very rare and highly desirable Isabella pattern. Often times, this pattern is continued in a repetitive nature through the center of a piece however, on this bowl, Libbey chose to place a hobstar in the center. I have seen this featured on an Isabella ice bucket as well as some stemware. It adds a really elegant touch.
The Isabella pattern features Libbey’s best early cutting. Elongated hexagonal fields of hobnail surround the main portion of the pattern. This main portion is made up with what is essentially a triple miter, clear-button hobstar. I think Isabella is the only pattern in the entire Brilliant Period to feature this motif-if you see it anywhere, you’re most likely looking at a piece of Isabella. Surrounding this hobstar are four fields of crosshatching bordered by two clear channels. Additionally, Libbey-style flat hobstars round of the pattern on both the top and bottom of the bowl. A beautiful 24-point hobstar is covers the center.
The bowl is extremely heavy and the blank is exceptionally clear (to a degree of being world-class). The polishing is wood wheel and of the most complimentary radiance to the clear blank. The bowl is in perfect, original condition. It measures 9 1/8″ wide and 4 1/4″ tall.
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