This is one of the nicest carafes I’ve ever seen – cut in Libbey’s Wedgemere design. This one one of Libbey’s best, earliest designs with extremely deep cutting and wood-wheel polishing. It’s silky and vibrant in finish on an extremely clear blank.
The Wedgemere pattern climbs up the sides of this carafe with three huge, deep hobstars perched atop crosshatched fields. Dividing each of these sections is notching, clear tusks, and criss-crossed crosshatched bands. Deep miters run their way around the perimeter of the piece intersecting all motifs. The neck is fluted and notched and cut extremely deep-half the depth of the carafe is removed. Noticebly different, from other carafes is the cut, crosshatched lip. It shows an extreme touch of quality and class. The base is also finished in a deeply cut hobstar.
Deep and clear are the adjectives I use most frequently to describe this piece, but that is accurate and lacking hyperbole. It’s really that fantastic. The carafe measures 9 1/8″ tall and 6″ wide.
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