This blank is pictured in some Libbey Advertisements and is cut in Libbey’s Corona (aka Spillane) design. It is signed by Libbey with their sabre-trademark.
The compote has a vesica of stacked hobstars divided with crosshatching and topped with checking. The rest of the design features the most identifiable portion of the pattern – 4 bars of notching are crossed with deep miters. The crosses form the border to two flat hobstar with adjacent checking. This motif is framed by curved bands of notching. The elegant stem of this piece has a large clear bubble with flutes and notches leading to a lapidary band. The base is finished with a rayed star.
This large piece measures 10″ tall and 10″ wide and is in perfect condition – it is particularly unusual to find a compote of this size and I rarely see this blank shape.
This is my favorite shaped compote blank – a heavy, paper-weight petticoat base compote done by Libbey. It is cut in their Princess pattern – an early pattern that is often unsigned as a result of the years produced.
The Princess pattern is an exercise in classic cut glass design. Two main panels alternate with one another and are separated by fan cutting. The first panel is made up of three sections of crosshatching and one section of an unusual and very Libbey crosscut. The other type of panel is made up of strawberry-diamond cutting. Under each of these fields is either deep miters or additional crosshatching. The neck of the piece is faceted and notched. The base is finished with an 18-point hobstar.
The piece is in excellent original condition with one tiny fleck at the base. The compote measures 7 1/8″ wide and 4 7/8″ tall.
This low compote is cut in Sinclaire’s extremely sought-after Bengal pattern. I believe these were used as petit four displays – as opposed to the larger cake plate.
A chaine of richly cut hobstars adorns the edge of this compote. Between each hobstar is an unusual crosscutting. Punties follow the crosscut portion and give hte piece a great optical effect. The base is covered with a 24-point hobstar. The neck is elegantly fluted.
The compote is in excellent condition and measures 8 1/4″ wide and 4 1/4″ tall. Most of these compotes are cut in repetitive common patterns like Russian, hobnail and Strawberry-Diamond – this is a much rarer example of this form.
This is a beautiful compote cut by Pairpoint in their meteor pattern. The Meteor pattern really lets the glass “breathe” in that the pattern compliments the and exhibits the glass quality quite well.
Diamonds of notched prism adorn the perimeter of the bowl on this compote. They are separated by fan cutting and additional notched prism. Beneath the larger diamonds are fields of hobnail which frame the stem of the compote. The stem of the compote is made from a completely solid piece of glass (adding heft to the compote) and it is adorned with additional notched prism towards the top and is fluted and notched the rest of the way. The base is scalloped and contains a 24-point hobstar.
The compote is in excellent condition with the exception of one tiny clambshell chip on the base (visible in the photo). It measures 11 1/2″ tall and 7″ wide and is on a beautiful blank.
Very unusual to find these deep bowl compotes-most are low bowl shaped. This one is in Elmira’s #33 pattern.
The 33 pattern is made up of panels of crosshatching extending vertically down the bowl. In between each cross-hatched panel is a large 16-point hobstar. The neck of this piece is beautiful in its own right and is fluted and notched with an enormous air trap. The base of the compote is finished in a very unusual 16-point hobstar.
The compote is in pristine condition on a bright and clear blank and measures 9 1/4″ tall and 6″ wide.