I absolutely love the form of this carafe – I’ve always referred to it as a genie’s bottle. This footed carafe and matching tumblers ares in Libbey’s Corinthian pattern. Interestingly, only one of the tumblers is signed.
I consider this carafe to be the best blank for a carafe in the brilliant period – not only is it pedestaled, but it’s dramatic sweeping neck and flaring mouth really set it apart from all others. The Corinthian pattern displays perfectly on the form. Well done diamond shaped hobstars are divided by crosshatching and a strawberry-diamond cutting. The base of the decanter is rayed and the neck is fluted and notched. In the pinch of the neck of the decanter, there is even the wonderfully optical St. Louis diamond cut. Both tumblers match the carafe perfectly and are the perfect compliment to round out the set.
The carafe measures 9″ tall and 6″ wide while the tumblers are 3 5/8″ tall and 3″ wide. All three pieces are in perfect condition on sparkling, clear blanks.
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