Amberina glass ranges in shades of light to dark red and sometimes fuchsia at the top to shades of light to darker amber at the bottom, or visa-versa in which case it is called reverse Amberina. It is created by mixing a compound including gold in the glass and reheating the object before it completely cools. The major producer of Amberina in the U.S. was the New England Glass Company, Toledo, Ohio, who patented the process in 1883 and thus prevented competitors from making the glass without a license. It's successor, the Libbey Glass Company made the glass in the 1890's.
This fantastic Amberina punch bowl has an interior design of vertical optical panels measuring 2 1/8" at the top and tapering toward the bottom, providing a wonderful diffusion of light and color. There are twenty panels making a circumference between 43-44 inches. The bowl measures 13 1/2" across, 6 1/2" in depth and 9" across the base. Red color extends almost to the base. Colors are darker than shown in the photos. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Ready for your next dinner party as a punch or hearty green salad bowl.
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