This EAPC bowl was manufactured with a dual purpose; it functions as a serving bowl or turned upside down it serves as a base for the Punch Bowl to elevate it off of the table.
Anchor Hocking began manufacture of Early American Prescut (EAPC) in the 1960's. The pattern became fondly known as "Star of David" due to the star within the design. The popular glassware has an elegant "cut" glass look that most households could afford. In the 60's, the prized pieces in this pattern ranged from the beloved Punch Bowl that was seen at every Bridal or Baby Shower --all the way to pieces used more commonly on the table like the Salt & Pepper.
This bowl is 6 3/4" tall with a wide mouth (8 3/4" across) that has the saw toothed edge. The bowl tapers to a narrower base that is 5" across. There are three small "tabs" on the base rim that "lock" onto the base of the Punch Bowl to keep the larger bowl from sliding off of this base. The thick and solid glass is weighty which is reflected in the price of the shipping.
There are no chips or nicks found and the sparkling glass remains crystal clear.
The last photograph shows a punch bowl set with a base like this one in order to show how the base is utilized.
**PLEASE SEE THE MANY OTHER STAR OF DAVID (EAPC) PIECES IN THIS SHOP. Orders can be combined to save on shipping charges.
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