This bowl is cut in a high quality design I’ve never seen before. What’s particularly unusual is that the clear tusk looking areas are actually scalloped concavely on the exterior of the bowl The design bears a striking resemblance in setup to Libbey’s Circle and Arcs.
Four diamond shaped fields of hobnail converge in the center of this bowl. Pearched ove each one is a large hobstar, finished on its 3 remaining sides with crosshatching. Then the pattern is divided up by scalloped portions of clear glass in vesica formation. This motif frames the entire design. The edge has an unusual fan of strawberry-diamond cutting, which is often used on very high quality patterns.
The bowl is very heavy and thick and measures 9 1/2″ wide and 4″ tall. It has some tiny flecks in the design but is in nearly perfect condition.
This great design was cut by the craftsman at Phoenix cut glass and was named Jewel. It features an unusual triple-miter trellis motif which displays excellently on this layout.
Deep triple miters run directly into the center of the bowl and provide the layout and relief of the rest of the pattern. Giant, clear-button hobstars stand on knobs of glass created by the triple miters. The center of the bowl has a parallel line cutting arranged in diamonds which the bowl rests upon.
The bowl measures 9″ wide and 4″ tall. It’s in excellent condition with just a few scattered flecks throughout the pattern.
Isabella is one of Libbey’s rarest and most desirable designs. It was cut in the early part of the period and features very deep, wood-wheel polished cutting associated with some of Libbey’s greatest work.
A cross of hobnail meets in the cente rof the plate at a flat hobstar. Extremely deep miters frame this work and lead into another unusual cross featuring a clear-button hobstar. This hobstar actually has two layers of miters, which creates almost one hobstar layed atop the other, to the side – Isabella is the only design I know of that has that. The hobstar has four sides with crosshatching and clear areas creating a triangle.
The plate is in perfect condition and on the clearest blank. The cutting is staggeringly deep and the plate is a great size and display of the pattern. It measures 7″ wide and 1 1/2″ tall.
This tazza vase was cut in Tuthill’s Vintage pattern. It’s on a thick blank with the deep intaglio Tuthill is so well known for. The grapes are detailed, with tons of perceptable depth – they jump out of the clear glass. Vines and leaves wrap their way throughout the grape clusters finishing out the design. Even the base is entirely engraved in the design.
The tazza is very thick and heavy and measures 7″ tall and 6 3/4″ wide. It has a few tiny flakes along the rim but is in otherwise excellent conditoin
This vase was likely cut by J. Hoare – it features a wide variety of motifs they used and a blank they are most commonly known for using.
The vase features very large 8-pointed hobstars framed with parallel line cutting. There are fields of crosscut cane (a J. Hoare motif) towards the middle of the vase. The bulb of the vase features St. Louis diamond cutting and the stem is fluted and notched. The base of the vase contains a 24-point hobstar.
The vase is in great condition and on a super thick, clear blank. It is very heavy and measures 14″ tall and 4 3/4″ wide.
These are some of the best stems from the Brilliant Period. While I’ve seen them a few times, the maker remains unknown. They are shown in only retail catalogs, like Marshall Fields, so we still don’t know who cut them – but these are some of the finest examples of the era.
A large deep hobstar sits above a curved band of cane along the bowl of the stem. It is framed on the upper portion with notched cutting which leads into a vesica of two flat hobstars with crosshatched dividers. The stem includes a fluted lower portion and lapidary knob framing a large, hollow teardrop. The base of these goblets are incredible – with a 6-sided hobstar formation with caned-points and fine crosshatching cut all the way up to the scalloped edge. The base alone is indicative of the quality of this set.
The goblets are in perfect condition and measure 6 1/2″ tall and 3 1/4″ wide. I have 12 and they are priced at $375 each.
These gorgeous stems were cut by Hawkes in clear flutes. They feature a thick layer of clear glass on the exterior and another layer of solid emerald green glass on the interior of the bowl. All the stems are signed Hawkes – interestingly, each one is a slightly different shade of green.
Deep scalloped flutes run all along this piece – from the bowl down to the base. The base features a rayed star. The thickness of the glass really provides an unusual effect, since most cased glass, you can’t distinctly see the layers like these pieces.
The aperitifs are in perfect condition and measure 7″ tall and 2 3/4″ wide. There are 5, price is per stem.
This plate appears to be in a combination of Hawkes’ Nautilus and Albion designs – which creates a stunning visual effect and high quality cutting. It’s signed the in center with the Hawkes trefoil trademark.
Four crossed vesicas of cane converge in teh center of the plate with fanned-diamond fileds in the center of the plate – not at all unlike the Nautilus pattern. Sitting between each of these vesicas is a fan of notched cutting or a heavy, deep hobstar. The edges of the plate feature another deeply cut, rich hobstar.
The plate is on a great, clear blank and measures 7 1/4″ wide and 1″ tall. It’s in perfect condition with no flaws.
This tray or bowl was cut and signed by Sinclaire in their 99 design – as shown in the Sinclaire books.
Sinclaire is well known for their octagonal shaped pieces and this is of the quality that we’ve come to expect of them. A chain of flat hobstars goes around the rim of this . piece and are seperated by triple miter cutting. Beneath that are elongated scallops – showing off the very clear blank – while the base is covered with a 24-point hobstar.
The piece is in perfect condition and measures 9 3/4″ wide and 2″ tall.
This is a high quality jar cut with very precise cutting and wood-wheel polished to silky perfection.
A 6-point star is in teh center of this designed, closely flanked by bands of cane and vesicas of crosshatching. Fans fill out the upper portion of the jar and fans also lie betwen the cane bands towards the bottom. Which leads to traingles of tight crosshatching. The lid is cut in pattern and finshed iwth a llapidary knob and the base has a 24-point hobstar.
The jar is in perfect condition and measures
Hawkes Queens is one of the most collectible and desirable designs of the Brilliant Period. One of the nicest features of the pattern is the glass itself – it’s always cut on high-quality, extremely clear blanks. This piece is signed with the Hawkes trademark.
Cascading punties/honeycomb extends down the length of the pitcher – providing an optic effect and a very apparent view of the quality and clarity of the blank. Next to each of the honeycomb section is a chain of deep, diamond shaped hobstars. The handle is quintuple notched and the base is finished with a 24-point hobstar.
The pitcher is in perfect condition and on the highest quality blank. It measures 8 3/4″ tall and 5 1/4″ wide.
Here’s a set that won’t come up often, if ever. It’s a punch set in Hawkes North Star design. The set features a full punch bowl, stand and 4 matching cups. All pieces are signed with the Hawkes trademarks.
The North Star pattern features 4 huge hobstars with rayed star centers – something you rarely see combined. Each of these giant stars, is divided by bursting star motifs above and below it. The center star on the knob of the punch bowl features the same rayed center hobstar that is used throughout the pattern. The collar of the punch bowl is cut with clear button center hobstars in a chain. The punch cups are footed and mimic the punch bowls.
The punch bowl measures 12″ wide, and 10 1/4″ tall. The cups are 3 1/4″ tall and 2 3/4″ wide and all are in perfect condition.