Cut Crystal American Brilliance Compote

Cut crystal footed compote bowl dating from the American Brilliant Period, circa 1905. It's 7" tall and 6 1/4" wide at the rim with a nice weight of almost 2 kilos-4 1/2 pounds (unpacked). This was cut from a very heavy and clear blank. It fluorescence's light green under the black light. The cuts include a lot of crosshatching within miter cuts with mini modified Hobstars. The compote has deep cuts that are very sharp to the touch and it has a very nice ring to it. The base has a large deeply cut Hobstar 5" in diameter. One of the most lovely aspects of this piece is the stunning faceted diamond tear drop stem with step cuts. It is in very good condition with no damage. There are no chips or repairs. This beauty will display very well.

So what is ABP glass? Generally speaking, it is fine quality, hand-cut crystal produced between 1880 and 1925. Its exceptional "brilliance" results from the high lead content of the glass (up to 50%, versus 24% for modern crystal) which gives it a high refractive index. In other words, ABP pieces behave like prisms or gemstones: they bend and scatter light into the different colors of the rainbow. To make a piece of ABP glass, an artisan would take a "blank" (or uncut piece of glass) and press it against a series of spinning wheels. This would cut the desired pattern into the surface of the glass. When finished, he or she would polish the design (cutting gave glass a milky, white appearance; polishing restored its clarity and sparkle). ABP pieces were originally designed and manufactured for the upper classes of Victorian society. They were more expensive than most "common people" could afford. A large, highly detailed piece might retail for two to three times the weekly salary of the artisan who made it! DORIS

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Cut Crystal American Brilliance Compote

Cut Crystal American Brilliance Compote
Cut Crystal American Brilliance Compote
Cut Crystal American Brilliance Compote
Cut Crystal American Brilliance Compote
Cut Crystal American Brilliance Compote
Cut Crystal American Brilliance Compote
Cut Crystal American Brilliance Compote
Cut Crystal American Brilliance Compote

Cut crystal footed compote bowl dating from the American Brilliant Period, circa 1905. It's 7" tall and 6 1/4" wide at the rim with a nice weight of almost 2 kilos-4 1/2 pounds (unpacked). This was cut from a very heavy and clear blank. It fluorescence's light green under the black light. The cuts include a lot of crosshatching within miter cuts with mini modified Hobstars. The compote has deep cuts that are very sharp to the touch and it has a very nice ring to it. The base has a large deeply cut Hobstar 5" in diameter. One of the most lovely aspects of this piece is the stunning faceted diamond tear drop stem with step cuts. It is in very good condition with no damage. There are no chips or repairs. This beauty will display very well.

So what is ABP glass? Generally speaking, it is fine quality, hand-cut crystal produced between 1880 and 1925. Its exceptional "brilliance" results from the high lead content of the glass (up to 50%, versus 24% for modern crystal) which gives it a high refractive index. In other words, ABP pieces behave like prisms or gemstones: they bend and scatter light into the different colors of the rainbow. To make a piece of ABP glass, an artisan would take a "blank" (or uncut piece of glass) and press it against a series of spinning wheels. This would cut the desired pattern into the surface of the glass. When finished, he or she would polish the design (cutting gave glass a milky, white appearance; polishing restored its clarity and sparkle). ABP pieces were originally designed and manufactured for the upper classes of Victorian society. They were more expensive than most "common people" could afford. A large, highly detailed piece might retail for two to three times the weekly salary of the artisan who made it! DORIS

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