I don’t even know where to start with this tray – it’s cut in American Cut Glass Company’s Anne pattern. The pattern is cut so incredibly well on this piece and the blank is absolutely awe-inspiring!
The center of the Anne pattern features a square that frames an eight-point star with four clear button hobstars in between each point. Four triangles of crosshatching lead into four incredibly large vesicas. On the longer ends of the tray, the vesica features three distinct hobstars. The top one is a clear-button hobstar, the midd is a huge 3-tiered wedding cake hobstar, and the lower one is a wedding cake hobstar with a clear button center. All of these hobstars are separated by crosshatching. The vesica is framed with notching and feathered cutting. The shorter vesicas feature an additional three hobstars – two clear button hobstars and one clear buttoned wedding cake hobstars. Each of the vesicas has a large, deeply cut hobstar in between them. One of the most impressive details on this tray is the fact that on the four shoulders of the tray, they included diamond-point hexad cutting. This distinct Anderson-style cutting is one of the most intricate and difficult motifs of the Brilliant Period.
The tray is in perfect condition and as stated before on a gorgeous, clear and thick blank! It measures 17 3/4″ long, 10 1/4″ wide and 2 3/4″ tall. This is one of the best ice cream platters I’ve ever had the chance to offer and the cutting, quality and condition make it in a league of its own – another like this will not come along for a long while.
Company: American Cut Glass Company
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