Extremely Rare William C. Anderson Windy City Bowl – ON HOLD
There are bowls and then there are BOWLS! This bowl was cut by the masterS at American Cut Glass company which was founded by William C. Anderson. He served as their top designer and is widely regarded as one of the most unique artists of the period. I have only ever had one other piece in this design and it’s not only rare, but also top tier in quality.
Pretty much every variety of cutting imaginable adorns this bowl, but somehow it doesn’t come off as overly busy. It’s well laid out and aesthetically please and is one of my favorite designs. The center of the bowl features triple-miter trellis with clear buttoned hobstars. Moving outward from that is the tiniest, most accurately cut Russian forming a circle in the center of the piece. On the outer portion of the bowl, there is a crossed formation of jeweled-center hobstars and triple-miter cane. The cane moves along to frame the upper portion of a large, wedding-cake hobstar. This hobstar is framed on all side by diamond-point hexad, which was one of the toughest and most seldom-seen motifs of the period. The bowl is truly a masterpiece.
It’s in perfect condition and measures 8″ wide and 3 1/2″ tall. It’s on a stunning blank and is polished to perfection.
Company: American Cut Glass