I absolutely love the form of this carafe – I’ve always referred to it as a genie’s bottle. This footed carafe is in Libbey’s extremely desirable Ellsmere pattern. It is signed on one of the flutes in the middle of the carafe.
The Ellsmere pattern adapts excellently to the shape of this carafe. A flat hobstar is flanked on either side by two bands of triple-miter cane. Rising from this area toward the center of the carafe is fine crosshatching met with deeply cut notched prism. The neck of this piece is stunning with deep notching and flutes. The center and almost pinched in portion of the carafe is covered with St. Louis Diamond, which provides a stunning optical effect! The pedestal on the base is finished in a rayed star.
The carafe is in perfect condition, with just a few tiny, tiny little stains on the interior and one tiny fleabit on the very edge of the spout. The glass is exceptionally clear and it measures 8 7/8″ tall and 6 1/2″ in diameter. This is easily the best form of a carafe in the Brilliant Period!
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