This incredible punch set was cut by Maple City Cut Glass at the turn of the century. Temple was their best design and this piece shows extremely quality throughout.
The punch bowl is ‘cut-to-pieces’ on every inch, featuring a rich hobstar pattern with deep miters that nearly pierce through the bowl. The edge is treated with a paired tooth motif that can be seen in other Maple City designs. Even rarer is to find this set with matching cups AND a ladle.
This top quality piece measures 14″ wide and 14″ tall. It’s in perfect condition and on the finest, clear blanks.
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.
This is a tremendous punch bowl cut in Sinclaire’s Olympian design. It’s signed with a huge Sinclaire trademark in the center of the bowl. I have only seen one other example of this design in person, on a small plate. This is one of Sinclaire’s rarest and most expensive designs to produce.
This very complex pattern is made up of several draping, stacked chains of hobstars. They are each decided by notching.. This effect is achieved dramatically because of the great, globe-shaped blank. Hobstars and crosshatching make up the rest of the design and repeat in a more condensed form on the base. The neck of the base is cut with stair cutting and a chain of clear-button hobstars and crosshatched fields.
The punch bowl is in perfect condition on a perfectly clear blank. It measures 15″ tall and 15″ wide.
This is a pattern I seldom see – named Tiffany by someone years ago, it is not actually an identified design. It features rich, lapidary cut centers of hobstars that show off cutting precision, depth, and clarity of the glass itself.
The main motif are huge hobstars with pointy, lapidary centers. Each of these hobstars is framed with two stacked hobstars. These hobstars are separated by a very unusual crosshatching and fan motif that I haven’t seen before. The base of this hobstar stack is held together with deep, horizontal cane. The collar of the neck is finished in cane as well. The plug of the bowl is also finished in a lapidary-center hobstar!
The blank of the punchbowl is exceptional – showing off both the brilliant cutting and clear areas in the pattern. The punch bowl measures 13″ wide and 14 1/4″ tall.
This is a Dorflinger Rock Crystal punch bowl . All the entire piece, including the collar is done in clear tusk and then polished copper wheel engraving on each tusk by Joseph Horn as cited in the documents. I have copies of original documents (attached) . Shown is an invoice from John Dorflinger to Arthur Roth in 1950. John had matching punch cups made in the 50’s, but I do not have these – they are discussed in the letter. According to John, this was a one of a kind, museum quality piece. The buyer, Arthur Roth, was apparently a well known businessman known as “Mr. Long Island” – more can be found here.
This piece was sold at Rago auction in 2009 for $6765 (including premium) with a chip – it has now been restored to undetectable perfection. The documents are from that auction, and I do not have them in hand but do have the copies. The punch cups, which wouldn’t be of much value, are not with the punch bowl any longer. Considering a clear Montrose punch bowl just sold for $9375 (including premium) at auction, I’d think this would be a more than fair deal.
The punch bowl is 14″ wide and just under 12″ tall and on the finest of Dorflinger blanks. The 16 clear tusks would make this punch bowl impressive enough, but combine the history and the detailed rock-crystal engraving, and you have a fabulous piece with the provenance to match.