It is extremely unusual to find a full set in a pattern this rare and desirable. Sometimes the quality of the Aberdeen pattern can fluctuate, but this is absolutely the top quality in all of cut glass. I found this set almost 8 years ago and it has been in my personal collection for all of that time. Every collector that sees it marvels, especially at all the work that went into the tumblers.
The Aberdeen pattern consists of rows of clear button hobstars with crosshatching in between each. A layer of notching surrounds the band of hobstars. Alternating with the hobstars are rows of clear scalloped cutting which provide the most striking optical backdrop to the entire pattern. The base of the pitcher is covered with a 32-point hobstar! The perfectly annealed handle is triple notched. Please not the tumblers-these are some of the most impressive I’ve seen complete with 16-point hobstar bases.
This set is in perfect condition and on the best quality blank imaginable. The pattern couldn’t be shown off in a more exemplary manner. The pitcher measures 8 1/4″ tall and 6 1/4″ wide at the base. The tumblers measure 3 3/4″ tall and 3″ wide at the top. I won’t keep stressing how rare of a find this set is, but it’s highly unlikely any of us will ever see another like it.
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