I’m very proud to offer this wonderful piece of glass designed by William C. Anderson and cut by his American Cut Glass Company of Lansing, Michigan. It is cut in the Samantha design, which I consider to be one of the best in the brilliant period. It’s richly cut and features tons of the most skilled cutting. Large plates like this seldom come along, but ones in great patterns like Samantha are scarce and one of the most desirable items of the Brilliant Period.
Large 8-pointed hobstar formations cover four large areas on the surface of the tray. These hobstars are made up of a central richly-cut hobstar with the 8 outer points filled with jeweled center hobstars topped with crosshatching. The lowest point of each of these four formations extends and meets in the center of the tray. In between each of these large formations. Are two hobstars, both with a jeweled, wedding-cake center, which are connected by a band of crosshatching with a scallop out of the center. The quality o fleabites f this piece is undeniable and rivals much of Libbey’s and Anderson’s best work!
The plate is in excellent condition, with just a few tiny fleabites. It’s gigantic, measuring 13 1/2″ tall and 2″ tall. The blank is second to none – with the most vibrant reflection and clarity. Trays like this do not come up often and this may be the only one in this pattern. It’s one of the best round trays of the period.
Company: American Cut Glass
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