Whopper Quaker City Roosevelt Vase SOLD
This is one of those supreme pieces Quaker City was able to achieve – it’s on an extremely thick, clear blank. It is cut in Quaker City’s Roosevelt pattern, which was one of their most expensive and elaborate designs. At the 2013 ACGA convention, a punch bowl in the Roosevelt pattern with a CRACK sold for $8000!
The Roosevelt pattern lays out wonderfully on this vase. The main motif of the pattern is an elaborate pinwheel which features an interior cluster of hobstar. On this vase, the hobstars alternate – one clear button center with one filled in center. On other vases, I haven’t seen this variety and I have to assume this was the more labor intensive version of the two. This pinwheel sits atop a richly cut, deep hobstar. Seperating each panel of pinwheel/hobstar is a pinched off vesica of fine crosshatching. The entire neck and mouth of the vase is finished with a modified feather cutting – a complete finishing touch of class. The base is covered with a rayed star.
The vase is in immaculate condition and on a stunning, extra-thick blank. It measures 9 3/4″ and a whopping 8″ wide! The unusual shape of this vase, combined with the rare and desirable Roosevelt pattern make it a wonderful example of Brilliant Cut Glass for your collection.