There’s not much to say about this piece that you don’t already know. It was made by master engraver William Fritschie. Made in the style of rock crystal, this was part of a set commissioned for Elbert Henry Gary, founder of US Steel Corporation.
Large panels of tusk are engraved all over the piece, with clear polished, copper-wheel work. Dragons, alternating with foliage are on each panel. The rim features a stylized looping border design and the base is engraved with additional foliage.
It’s plain as day why this type of glass is so coveted. It combines highly skilled work and unusual engraving. The bowl is quite heavy and measures
Company: Fritschie (Webb?)
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