Cut glass" is glass that has been decorated entirely by hand by use of rotating wheels. Cuts are made in an otherwise completely smooth surface of the glass by artisans holding and moving the piece against various sized metal or stone wheels, to produce a predetermined pleasing pattern. Cutting may be combined with other decorative techniques, but "cut glass" usually refers to a glass object that has been decorated entirely by cutting.
The Brilliant Cut Glass era in American extended from 1876 -1917. First introduced by eight enterprising American companies at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
This beautiful round cut glass relish or candy nappy with handle, circa 1900-1910, has a combination of intricate cut designs including delicate eight-point stars, ribbed bulls eye circles and triangles on a heavy blank with saw-tooth edge and bulls-eye handle. The base has a unique design of six elongated engraved leaves extending outward from a central six-pointed design. The relish or candy nappy measures 6" across, 7 1/2" in length and 2 5/8" to top of handle. There are no cracks or repairs; several minor chips on the saw-tooth edges which is normal.
I can find no signature, but feel it is the "Naples" pattern created by J Hoare & Co.
"Brilliant" Round Cut Glass Relish or Nappy w/Handle