I have never seen this design before, but it is shown in the Straus Macy catalog reprint by the ACGA. The cutting is described by Straus as, “of the highest grade, is continuous and covers the entire piece.” The piece is very heavy for its size and wood wheel polished by hand.
Four vesicas of an unusal crosscut cane spur from the center of the piece. In between those are two very deep hobstars that extend all the way back to the center. In between the besicas is also a fan of notching. More unusual crossed-cane cutting forms bands around the entire piece, joining at flat hobstars.
The piece is in excellent condition and a very unusual shape – measuring 11″ long, 8″ wide and 4″ tall. There are two very small rough points on the base where the bowl rests – extremely small and difficult to notice.
This gorgeous decanter was cut by Jewel Cut Glass in their Colonial design. The shape and form are fabulous with an hourglass decanter body and matching stopper.
Chains of hobstars decorate both the top and bottom of the piece with crosshatching lying between each one. Clear flutes extend down the body of the piece separated by a long strand of notching. The stopper parallels the entire piece with alternating hobstars/crosshatching and clear flutes. The base and top of the stopper are finished with a rayed star.
The decanter measures 10″ tall and 4″ wide. It’s in perfect condition on a crystal clear blank. 2496
This is a great example of a bowling pin vase in a rare size. I believe I have seen the piece in a Pitkin and Brooks add, but cannot find that right now.
A huge hobstar goes across the lower bout of this vase and sits under two triangles of crosshatching. A diamond shaped field of cane separates the larger hobstar and a smaller one at the top of the base. The sides of the vase feature a large vesica with hobnail cutting, fans and a deep hobstar. Notching surrounds each vesica and rungs into more hobnail at the top of the vase. The base is covered with an 18-point hobstar.
This vase is very deeply cut and measures 8 1/2″ tall and 4 1/2″ wide.
This 8-lobed blowout bowl was likely cut by Hawkes. It is an early piece with wood wheel polishing and supremely accurate cutting and execution.
Complicated Russian cutting drapes down each lobe with clear, deep panels separating each one. The russian all converges into the center at a huge 26, split-point hobstar. I have never seen this, but there is fan cutting between each point of the hobstar.
The bowl is huge and heavy and on a perfectly clear blank. It measures 10 3/4″ wide and 3 1/2″ tall.
This extra large pitcher is cut on a Libbey blank (often referred to as a Eulalia shape as that’s one of the designs they cut on it). There are some elements of Libbey design within the pattern, and I suspect they made this piece.
A circular medallion is framed on either side of the pitcher with a circle of notching. The medallion holds four flat hobstars with a variety of crossed miters, fans, and crosshatching. The front of the pitcher holds a deeply cut hobstar in the center, with a Libbey-style flat hobstar above it and a field of cane below it. Another Libbey flat-star sits below the cane with each area surrounded by more crosshatching. The base of the pitcher is finished with a 24-point hobstar and the handle is fully cut in design.
This elegant, large piece measures 7 3/4″ tall and almost 10″ long from spout to the handle. It’s in perfect condition with no issues and on a fabulous, clear blank.
This bowl is cut in one of the premier designs of the Brilliant Period – Waldorf (aka Quatrefoil & Rosettes) by T.B. Clark. It medallions with a lapidary center – a motif done almost solely by Clark.
A central, square framed hobstar is surrounded on all sides by hobnail cutting. The hobnail leads into a clear, circular medallion of hobstar cluster – with a large, clear lapidary center (also known as a rose-diamond). Chains of hobstars and deep notching divide each of these medallions.
This bowl is very heavy, sharp, and brilliant. It measures in at a large 9 1/2″ wide by 4″ tall. It’s in perfect condition save for one tiny flake to the side of a tooth.
This is a great shape cut by J. Hoare in their Tokio pattern. This blank can be seen in the Hoare catalog reprint, cut in Croesus – I’ve never seen it cut by another company.
A chain of diamond shaped fields exented around the perimeter of this vase. Each diamond is filed with 8-point stars, crosshatching, and fans. All of the diamonds are divided by fans. The neck is fluted and notched – which leads to a repeating portion of the pattern at the rim. The base is finished in an old Hoare style hobstar with 24-points.
The vase measures 8 3/4″ tall and 4 1/2″ wide. It’s very heavy and in great condition.
This set was cut by Hawkes in their meticulous Persian design. It is cut on a blank most often used by Hawkes featuring 3 lapidary neck rings, a foot, and large lapidary stopper.
The decanter has an immeasurable amount of cutting on it. There are crisscrossing lines all over the entire set which provide relief for a knob topped with a clear button hobstar. Both the base of the decanter and the tumblers are cut with pyramidal hobstars.
The decanter comes with all four tumblers shown. I also have 11 matching champagnes, 12 sherries. The decanter measures 12″ tall and 6″ wide.
This is a wonderful bowl cut in William C. Anderson’s Universe. It is one of the best Anderson designs using a white variety of motifs seen in his premiere designs.
The bowl features a feathered 5-point star formation in the center of the bowl with cane filling up each point. Clusters of 5 clear-button hobstars are displayed around the bowl – each of which is topped with a flat, Christmas-style hobstars. Deep clear-button hobstars are between each cluster.
The blank on this bowl is spectacular – clear and vibrant and it is in perfect condition. It measures 9″ wide and 4″ tall.
This is a fantastic pair of cream and sugar by Pitkin and Brooks in their meticulous Gloria pattern. The Gloria pattern is one of P&B’s best designs and one of the most expensive in the catalog.
Deep, circular channels are cut around a cluster of hobstars. This cluster surrounds an internal 5-mitered hobstar in the center – a technique only used on the highest quality of pieces. There a staggering amount of motifs on these pieces including an unsual framed triangular hobstar, extremely tight crosshatching holding together hobstar-filled vesicas, and the tiniest Russian and cane cutting cut right up to the edge of each.
These ovoid cream and sugars are rare, but ones cut this well are increasingly harder to find. They measures approximately 4 1/2″ tall and 4 1/2″ long. They’re in exceptional, perfect condition.
Easily one of the best patterns of the Brilliant Period, this bowl is cut in Hawkes rare and exceptional Willow designs. It’s signed with the Hawkes trademark in the center.’
Not much I can say about this bowl that the pictures can’t. Ribbons of clear channels weave all over this bowl This was extremely difficult to cut and unlike most clear-channel designs, the ribbons are curved upward towards the surface of the bowl. The channels frame flat cut hobstars. The cutting on this bowl is exceptional and the depth is stunning. It must be held to be fully appreciated.
The bowl is in perfect condition and measures 8″ wide and 4″ tall. It’s cut on the best possible blank with extreme clarity.