Meriden Coffee Pot – a Cut Glass Rarity – SOLD
Coffee pots are probably the rarest shape in cut glass – you just don’t see them and on top of that, with a fragile spout, very few survived. Most of the spouts either broke off or cut back significantly to compensate for damage. This one looks to be in perfect, original condition. It was undoubtedly cut by Meriden with many of their signature motifs.
The main motif on this piece is a large florence-hobstar with 10 points filled with crosshatching and divided by fans. Checking and fans surround this large motif. The same florence-hobstar adorns the top with a stunning lapidary knob to grip. The handle is double notched and the spout is miraculously triple notched – I have no idea how they achieved such deep cutting on the thin spout. A 24-point hobstar finishes off the base.
Everything about this piece is captivating and it would assuredly be an eye-catcher in any collection. The blank is wonderfully clear measuring 11″ tall, 10″ long from spout to handle, and 5 1/8″ across the base. It’s in incredibly perfect condition.
Pattern: Florence Hobstar