Libbey Harvard Champagne Flute
This is quite an interesting piece. I feel strongly that it’s a toasting champagne flute, however it could be argued it is a bud vase. I think the shape and size is undeniably that of a champagne flute and the fire-polished rim (the typical treatment for all drinking vessels of the period) further supports my argument. Either way, this piece can handily hold your nicest garden flowers or finest Dom Pérignon.
The Harvard pattern is setup is elegantly on this stem. Starting from the bottom, 4 fields of croshatching setup the rest of hte pattern. Large fields of deeply cut fan sit in between each of the crosshatched fields. Above each of these are alternating panels of crosshatching with a mitered frame and strawberry diamond. Fan adorns the top portion of the pattern. What extremelyl nice about his piece is the scalloped, hobstar base!
The stem is in perfect condition (it does have a couple of tiny air-bubbles in the base). It measures 8″ tall and 3″ across the base.
Ref: 992 - Price: $ 250 --