This gorgeous plate is cut and signed by Libbey. It’s in the Libbey composite catalog reprint by the ACGA. While this combination of realistic and geometric work is often associated with Sinclaire and Tuthill, Libbey really knocked it out of the park with this plate.
What is particularly nice about this piece is interplay between the geometric work and the realistic engraving. For instance, the garland is draped from hobstars. A 32-point hobstar adorns the center of the plate. Tiny hobstars and linked with diamond-shaped formations around the base of the plate. An unusual deep miter, with parallel spurs, encompasses the edge of the base. The rim of the plate is finished with linked medallions of flowers. The edge is coined.
The plate is in perfect condition. It measures 12″ wide and has a good bit of rise at 2″ tall – like a pie plate. The blank is wonderfully clear and the cutting is particularly silvery with fire.
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