This bowl, cut in Libbey’s Wedgmere is on a blank I have never seen in American Brilliant Cut Glass. The bowl comes to a perfect square in the base with extended clear points achieved by the cutter. The blank is extra heavy with some serious heft – the tusks alone protrude much more than most pieces of Wedgmere.
The Wedgmere pattern hinges on the center-most point of this bowl. Deep miters radiate from that point in all directions. Some of the miters frame a deeply cut hobstar perched atop a smaller, deep hobstar. Crosshatching separated both stars and they are framed on either side by notching. There are four bands of a criss-crossed crosshatching. On either side of these bars is surrounded on both sides by deep tusk cutting (supposedly one of the most difficult motifs of the period).
The bowl is on the clearest of blanks and extremely thick and heavy. It measures a large 10″ wide and 5 1/4″ tall and is in perfect condition.
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