This gorgeous bowl features one of the most desirable motifs in all of cut glass – the lapidary (rose) diamond. This type of cutting was done primarily by Clark and Meriden but this piece happens to be cut by the Laurel Cut Glass Company in their rare Roosevelt pattern.
Three large Florence style stars are cut surrounding a huge lapidary diamond. Each of these stars has points made up of alternating panels of crosshatching and hobstars. Each of these feature formations are framed by large, deeply cut circles and notched prism, which separates these masterpieces from the rest of the pattern. Dividing each circle is are two large bands of cane surrounding a shooting hobstar with a crosshatched tail. The layering of a pattern in this manner is an unusual design element that I don’t often see. The center of the bowl is finished with a large 24-point hobstar.
The bowl measures 8 1/8″ wide and 3 5/8″ tall. It’s in perfect condition save for a small clam-shell on a miter. Lapidary diamonds like this one are particularly rare and extremely popular for obvious reasons. They take the diamond-like cutting that we all love in brilliant cut glass to another level.
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