Extremely Rare Libbey Star Carafe – SOLD
This may very well be Libbey’s rarest design – the Star Pattern. According to Rarities in American Cut Glass this pattern is was only cut for 5 months. I’m not surprised by this claim as I have not seen many pieces in this design at all. The carafe is signed Libbey with the saber trademark.
The Star pattern is like Expanding Star on steroids. I imagine this pattern was designed by William C. Anderson given that it uses a number of his design elements. A center hobstar is surrounded by an additional star made up of large, mitered/buttoned points. Each of these points is seperated by tightly cut fans. The next layer of the pattern consists of 5 pointed stars with fanned centers. Alternating clear button hobstars and flat, split-point hobstars make up the followign strata. The final layer is made up of 5-pointed stars with hobstar centers. The base is rayed and the neck has the honeycomb and flutted neck.
I think carafes are underrated shapes and good buys – essentially decanters without stoppers and often times, a more appealing spout. This carafe is in perfect condition and measures 8 1/2″ tall, and 6″ wide