This tall vase was cut by Straus in their Planeta design. The Planeta design has always been popular for it’s weaving effect and remains one of Straus’s better patterns.
The pattern applies quite nicely to this tall, slender vase. Ribbons of rayed stars extend almost the entire length of the piece, framing a large field of prism and notched cutting. The ribbons meet a flat hobstar at the top. Nestled between each of these ribbons is a deeper hobsar with a fanned center – a distinct Straus touch. The hobstar is framed on the top by bands of hobnail that converge at a triple miter cross-cut. The base features a rayed star.
The entire piece, like most great Straus, is wood-wheel polished. It measures over 13 1/2″ tall and 5 1/2″ wide. The vase is in excellent condition with only a few minor fleabites here and there. It has an extremely light stain in the corners of the base, which is common for this type of piece.
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