There are many comet/swirling patterns that were made during the Brilliant Period – most remain popular because of the unusual, asymmetrical design. This piece is cut in one of the nicest, most elaborate comet designs I’ve ever seen. It’s elegant and has a tasteful mix of motifs that display perfectly on this piece.
Swirling bands of cane and hobnail fan out towards the end. They meet another three bands of strawberry-diamond cutting which then invert under the first three bands. All of this swirling surrounds a triangular field that frames an interior hobstar. The sides of the bowl have 3 huge, deep wedding-cake hobstars with 32-points.
The blank of the bowl is excellently clear and in perfect condition. It measures 10″ wide and 4 1/2″ tall.
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