This gorgeous loving cup is signed by Sinclaire on the base – it uses many of their great motifs throughout the vase. This is about as elegant of a form as there is.
Features richly cut hobstars, split by notching, fans and tight crosshatching. The rim has the engraved dot Sinclaire border that they’re so well known for. The handles are quite large and triple notched and the base features a rayed star.
The loving cup is in perfect condition and measures 9 1/4″ tall and 6 1/4″ wide. It’s on a wonderfully clear, brilliant blank.
This great humidor was cut by the masters at C. Dorflinger. It was made in their Chester design and is wood-wheel polished.
The clarity on this blank is noticeably better than most and deserves to be mentioned first. A chain of flat hobstars and downward fans goes around the upper portion of the jar. Each of these comes to a point and is met by tiny, fine crosshatching The fine crosshatching sits atop wide notching and frames the upper portion of a deep, wide miter that extends all the way to the base. The base is covered in a 24-point hobstar base and the lid is completely cut in pattern.
The humidor is in perfect condition with no issues and is one of the largest sizes I’ve seen – measuring 10″ tall and 6″ wide. Again, the blank and cutting are exceptional and a step above most other humidors.
This design is shown in the trade-advertisements for Ohio Cut Glass. It features a wide variety of detailed motifs throughout the bowl – only a very experience cutter must have been able to achieve this execution. The pattern is similar to Libbey’s Diana, but features a ton more detail.
A small, deep hobstar adorns the middle and is surrounded on all sides by notched prism in a five-sided formation. Sitting above that is a band of feathering leading into a diamond of hobnail cutting. Then another deep hobstar sits central to a vesica filled with hobnail cut all the way into the points of the hobstar. The edge of the bowl is covered with the tightest, tiny harvard cutting. The amount of skill and detail is really over the top.
The bowl is in excellent condition and measures 8″ wide and 2″ tall.
This 7″ plate was cut in the rare Grecian design by TG Hawkes. 7″ plates are extremely popular and collectible, because they display the pattern perfectly without taking too much space.
The Grecian pattern displays wonderfully on this plate. A large 8-point hobstar formation fills the center of the bowl. Spurring from each of the points of that formation are 8 large clear-tusk vesicas. Supposedly this was one of, if not the most difficult motifs to cut as it has to be done by the naked eye, rather than tracing a line. These tusks extend all the way into the rim treatment to a nice, sharp point. The rest of the pattern is entirely Russian cutting and the contrast between the clear tusks and the brilliant cutting is particularly striking. Wood-wheel polish finishes out the plate for that perfect, radiant silkiness.
The plate is in perfect condition and measures 7″ wide and 1″ tall and is in perfect condition.
This blank was cut almost exclusively by Libbey in some of their most desirable patterns. This one is cut in their Imperial design and marked with the Libbey trademark.
This complex design wraps it’s way all around the folds of this blank and displays beautifully. Triple miter surrounded hobstars alternate with fields of clear-hobbed hexad all around the sides of the piece. Dividing them is a band of cane converging and diamond shaped fields of fan. A stylized 8-pointed hobstar formation covers the center of the tray.
The tray is very thick and heavy and measures 11 1/2″ long, 5 1/2″ wide and just over 2 1/2″ tall. It’s in perfect condition.
This 7″ plate was cut in Dorflinger’s elegant Brilliant pattern. This design isn’t seen very often and shows a wide variety of motifs the master were able to achieve.
Q cluster of diamond shaped fields surround a 6-pointed hobstar formation in the center of the plate. These fields are filled with hobnail and flat hobstars. Towards the edge of the plate, there are vesicas filled with crosshatching and an 8-pointed star in the center. There is feathering around each of these vesicas and fans cut to the rim of the plate.
The plate measures just over 7 1/4″ wide and 1″ tall. It’s in ex ellent condition with one tiny little nip at the rim. It’s on an excellent, clear blank.
I have only been able to offer a handful of pieces in Puritana over the years – it’s definitely one of Libbey’s rarest designs. This one is signed with the Libbey trademark on the neck.
A hobstar graces the front of the decanter and is flanked by strawberry diamond fields which lead into a large diamonds of wide cane cutting. Fans are collecting like sheaths of wheat towards the upper portion while crosshatching gathers towards the base. The base is covered with a rayed star.
The cute cabinet piece measures 10 3/4″ wide and 4″ wide. It is in perfect condition with one tiny little nick on the stopper. The blank is exceptionally clear.
This corset vase was cut in P&B’s highly collectible heart design. It displays beautiful on this blank and is one of P&B’s premier designs.
The heart pattern features two hearts, both filled with flat hexad cutting. They are framed from the top with sprigs and cascading miters. Each heart perches atop a diamond-shaped field of crosshatching framed by four clear bands. Sitting between the hearts are deeply cut hobstars sitting atop fine crosshatching that is integrated into the points of the star. Each of these three stars is separated by a band of notching and the base is finished with a rayed star.
The vase is in perfect condition and quite heavy – weighing 12″ tall and 6 1/2″ wide. This would make a great gift for a loved one.
This shorter pitcher was cut and engraved by the masters at Hawkes in their Gravic Carnation. It is signed on the base with the Hawkes Gravic Trademark.
Deeply carved carnation wraps its way around the top halve of the pitcher with vines and stems leading to a wavy top. The lower half of the pitcher is swirled with deep miters. The handle is finished in an unusual method, with a central notching. The base is finished with a swirling, rayed star.
The pitcher is in excellent condition with just some surface scratching to the edges of the base. It measures 6″ tall and 5 3/4″ wide.
This cute little vase was cut by Bergen in their Florida design. The Florida pattern shows of the high quality of glass with a mix of notching, deep miters, and clear punties.
The vase is unusual in that it has a fully cut-in-pattern applied base. It’s an unusual blank shape for sure and alluring in that they went the extra mile and cut it entirely.
The vase is in perfect condition and on a sparkling, clear blank. It measures just over 9 3/4″ tall and 3 1/2″ across the base.