Libbey had some of the best engravers of the period – in my opinion as good, if not sometimes better than some of the other companies known for their engraving like Sinclaire and Tuthill. This piece was done in their very realistic, very deep Engraved Apples. It’s signed with the small Libbey trademark which denotes that it was produced later in the Brilliant Period, when engraving was growing in popularity.
The bowl features couples of deep, detailed apples, hanging from the bough. The amount of shading/relief in the engraving is staggering. It’s silky, frosted finish is intoxicating when running ones fingers across the surface of the intaglio. The center shows and elegant touch with three leaves on the bough.
The bowl is in excellent condition 8 1/4″ wide and 3 3/4″ tall. It is on a crystal clear blank with just a few surface scratches which can be seen in the photos.
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