Straus Unique Bowl – Nothing Short of Unique! – SOLD
This a rare and gorgeous pattern by the L. Straus company. The Unique pattern may be the most appropriately named pattern in cut glass. Three major motifs swirl in a comet type pattern that displays perfectly.
The three main motifs on those bowl are crosshatching, Russian, and a panel of rayed stars. Each of these panels is separated on either side by notched prism and very tiny zipper cutting. The center of the bowl is covered with a very brilliant 32-point hobstar.
The bowl is very heavy and brilliant and measures 9 3/8″ wide and 4 1/8″ tall. The blank is very clear and the bowl is beautifully wood-wheel polished. It is in good condition but has three or four flake chips in the mitres of the piece. They are not distracting or large, but are present. The rim of the bowl is perfect.