Libbey’s Fleur-de-lis pattern is a little known pattern and is quite rare. I can only count 4 pieces I’ve ever seen. I believe this piece to be early and it is not signed. The entire piece is wood-wheel polished with that silky radiant finish. The blank is unusual in that it’s both square and fold-over on all four sides.
The center of the bowl contains an 8-sided hobstar which is enclosed in a 8-point star formation. Alternating between the points are two motifs. One features an upside down 5-pointed star, which is a decidedly Anderson motif. The other motif involves a completely flat field of cane cutting – I have only ever seen this distinct motif on Libbey’s Kite pattern. The rest of the piece is finished in fans.
The bowl is in good condition but has some flaking in the fan cutting. It measures 9″ wide and 3 1/4″ tall. This is a great opportunity to own an extremely rare pattern for a bargain price.
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