An outstanding antique bud vase by The Tuthill Glass Company of Middletown, New York. A particularly graceful example of glass from the American Brilliant Period, which was at its height from about 1890 until 1908. This was a time when the US excelled, and the skill and creativity of American craftspeople outstripped their European counterparts.
Vases like this are shown in the Tuthill Research Scrapbooks Vol. 3 pp. VA-2, VA-54, VA-56, VA-68 & 69. And the form of this vase, without the notched upper edge and with a differently etched pattern, appear in the book The Rich Cut Glass of Charles Guernsey Tuthill.
Condition is grand with only the tiniest light ring about 1/4" up from the very tip of the inside bottom point which may clean, but visually blends with the etch pattern in any case. Lightly acid etched on the bottom of the foot with the Tuthill signature which I managed to capture in a photo as shown, but not easily, the piece needs to be held in just the right light to see it. Measures 12 1/4" tall, with a foot diameter of 3 1/4", and an outside top diameter of 1 1/8".
This appealingly tall and slender vase has particularly fine proportions coupled with smart design which puts most of the weight near the foot, making it quite stable. An exceedingly lovely example, and a fantastic American antique. Enjoy!
Item ID: RL-918
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