This carafe was likely cut by one of three companies – with much reasoning behind each. Taylor Brother’s had a pattern very similar to this called Tayloria. Meriden cut many patterns like this, especially with flat-point hexad. Lastly, Straus cut a specific type of hobstar on the base of some of their stemware – all stemware in the design of this carafe have that star. You can see the stemware and star here. So while, it’s up in the air, what isn’t debatable is the quality of this meticulously cut piece!
The pattern consists of a beautiful cluster formation with crosshatched centers. Each cluster is surrounded by a notched prism and two large fields of hexad. The accuracy and depth with which the hexad cutting is achieved is incredible! It wows me every time I handle the stem. The second portion of the pattern features a cane vesica. The neck of this decanter is notched and has a crosshatched neck ring – also sometimes seen on Meriden carafes… The base of the carafe is finished with a hobstar that continues from the rest of the pattern.
The carafe is in perfect condition and measures
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