You are viewing a bowl in what must be Pitkin & Brook’s own variation of their Gloria pattern. The cutter embelished on every area of that pattern with more detail and cutting. Gloria was one of P&B’s most expensive patterns and the expense and effort to produce this bowl must have been staggering.
The first thing you’ll notice on this bowl are the four large, deep circles exhibiting the clearest of glass. The circles from a circular hobstar formation featuring a large hobstar surrounded by 12 smaller stars. The deep circle is flanked on both sides with notching, a hobstar and fine crosshatching on the upper edge. The edge also includes the edge treatment from the Gloria pattern featuring two fans of russian, fans, and a central portion of cane. The center of the bowl is as equally impressive as the outer circles. It features a central square of russian cutting with fan cutting on all sides. There is additional crosshatching in the center and even hexad cutting on the corners of the center motif!
The bowl is on the finest of blanks and in perfect condition – I can’t even find the smalled of flakes. It measures 8″ wide and 4″ tall.
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