This straight-sided bowl, cut in Monroe’s Sunburst design, is a spectacular example of what the company was able to achieve when firing on all cylinders. The design is a masterpiece in use of unusual motifs. Just look at those large fields of cane (which is a completely different arrangement than most cane in cut glass).
The Sunburst pattern starts out with four split-vesica loops of crosshatching in propeller formation. Surrounding these vesicas is a very complex cane cutting. Rather than simply repeating traditional cane cutting throughout the field, Monroe spaces the motif in an and completely transforms the more common motif – there is an extra row of bars setup in almost a burst. The outer portion of the Sunburst pattern features a deep hobstar surrounded on either side by a parallel line frame which gives the hobstar the appearance of a flower. This same technique is used on Meriden’s Theodora. Separating the cane and hobstar cutting are large vesicas with crosshatching and a central, flat hobstar.
This stunning piece is in perfect condition and measures 9″ wide and 3 1/2″ high. The blank is supremely clear with no waviness, discoloration or imperfections. This is a terrific design and impeccably executed.
Shape: Straight-sided Bowl
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