I think that this blank, cut by Straus, is one of the best stem blanks of the Brilliant Period. Cut in their Imperial pattern, Straus adapted the design perfectly to the form. Please note the remarkable amount of detail just to the stem of the piece.
The Imperial pattern is a design composed of alternating panels of crosshatching and a hobstar with a fanned center. Each field is flanked on the lower portion with notched cutting while the fans flank the upper portion. The stem of the goblet is made up of three portions of glass which are each cut with multiple facets. The center knob and juxtaposition of all the components really stands out. The base is finished with a 16-point, clear-buttoned hobstar. It’s also worth noting that the mouth of the goblet flairs.
The stem is in perfect condition with the original rim. It is wood-wheel polished to perfection and measures 6 1/4″ tall and 3 1/8″ across the base.
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