This is a Wonderful Pair of Brilliant / Flower Period Pedestal Creamer & Sugar. This is a Magnificent and Handsome Set and is the Heaviest and Largest Creamer and Sugar that we have ever seen!
Information from the following Reference Book by Dorothy Daniel / " Cut & Engraved glass 1771-1905" Plate 160:
9" Bowl / White House / Virgil Morgan
Cut glass creamer and Sugars pedestal pieces were more expensive and were cut on good blanks in all shops.
Information from the following Reference Book by Bill and Louise Boggess / " American Brilliant Cut Glass " Page 7 ILL. 7a.
Any time that a glass company varied a shape or made some addition to a standard design, the value of the piece increased. And as there are not as many pedestal Sugar and Creamers as there are flat based ones, the addition of pedestal or base to an article required more work and increased the production costs. A pedestal includes both a stem and a base, such as appear on compotes,and so, as a rule, adding a pedestal cost more than adding only a base because of the extra work.
The Creamer weighs 2.640 lbs.
The Sugar Bowl weighs 2.725 lbs.
The Sugar Bowl measures 4" across the scalloped top, from Handle to Handle is 7 3/8" across, measure 4 1/2" tall, 3 5/8" across the bottom pedestal and measures 16" around the Sugar Bowl. The applied Handles measure 6 1/4" around from start to the end. The Top of the Handles have a thumbprint cutting and are notched with 2 then 1 notch alternating every other one ( Triple-notched ). The Bottom Pedestal has a Hobstar with 24 points and has a Hobstar within a Hobstar with 12 points, raised separately around the 2nd Hobstar.
The Creamer measures 3 3/4" across the top of the scalloped top, from the end of the spout to the other end of the handle is 6 1/4",it is 4 1/2" tall, the applied handle measures 6 1/2" in length, 3 1/2' across the bottom, it is 15" around the Creamer. The Bottom Pedestal has a Hobstar with 24 points and has a Hobstar within a Hobstar with 12 points, raised separately around the 2nd Hobstar.They have thumbprint cutting on the top of the Handles and are notched with 2 then 1 notch alternating every other one ( Triple-Notched ).
This Sugar and Creamer has the Harvard Pattern on the front and back part measuring 4 1/4" across by 1 1/2" in width. Down below the Harvard cutting , it has a Daisy Border with feathering on the Leaves that continues all around the pieces. Both pieces have a simple notching on the short stem.
The pattern on this Sugar and Creamer looks very similar to an 8" Morgan Pattern Bowl that has a daisy Border and a band of Harvard. ( Company Manufacturer for the Morgan pattern Unknown, other than Virgil Morgan )
The Brilliant Period of Cut Glass dates from 1876-1906.
The Flower Period of Cut Glass dates from 1906-1916. The Brilliant Period and the Flower Periods overlap to a great extent.
This Set of Sugar and Creamers has none of the following problems, no chips, no nicks or even has none of those pe-sty teeny "Flea Bites". The previous owners of this Set must have taken extremely good care of this Cut Glass Sugar & Creamer.
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