This pattern, by Libbey, is easily one of their rarest-Circles and Arcs. I’ve proudly been able to offer 3 pieces in this pattern and those have been the only pieces I’ve ever seen in person. Another example can be seen in the newest rendition of Revi’s American Cut and Engraved Glass. This bowl is signed directly in the center with the Libbey-sabre mark.
Circles and Arcs couldn’t be any more of an appropriately named design – circles and arcs of vesicas engulf the entire pattern. The circles are made up of 4 connecting vesicas, consisting of 3 hobstars each, encompassing a large hobstar. The large hobstar is surrounded on all sides by crosshatching, while the bottom side is covered by the nicest cane I’ve ever seen. Rather than having flat buttons to top off the cane, the clear portions come to sharp points-like diamond-point hexad. The layout of this pattern is particularly pleasing to the eye-perfectly proportional while remaining both complicated and simple, depending how one looks at it.
This rare piece is in nearly perfect condition with only a few fleabites and one thin clam-shell chip to a miter. The blank is of the highest Libbey quality and the bowl measures 9″ wide and 3 3/4″ tall.
Pattern: Circles and Arcs
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