I believe Stratford may be Libbey’s most underrated design. The blanks, cutting, and finish/polish are always exceptional. Great early glass with more intense cutting that most of the early designs – and at very reasonable prices.
This bread tray or fruit bowl is so well done. Some of the best, deepest hobstars cover every inch. There are different levels of relief to each one and they are clustered in 6-point, crosshatched star formations. The curved ends really make the depth of cutting pop. It is wood wheel polished and has a wonderful. silky feel to it.
The blank is exceptional – really one of the best one can find. The tray is in perfect condition with just a few tiny fleabites in the cutting. It measures 11 1/2″ long and 6 3/4″ wide.
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