A beautiful 8" fruit bowl or "nappy" as they were originally called, made c.1902 by the Quaker City Cut Glass Company of Philadelphia, PA. The pattern was called "Lawndale" and consists of whirling hobstars, fans, vessicas with cross-hatch cuts in-between, and a deeply scalloped sawtooth rim. It is not marked, as Quaker City used only paper labels, but the pattern matches the one shown in the 1902 catalog.
The American Brilliant Period of cut glass extended from about 1876 until the early 1900s. Prior to the centennial, American who desired the best in cut glass had to purchase imported glass from Europe. The great influx of European immigrants from Germany, Ireland, and other countries during the period brought to the US the glass cutting expertise that characterizes the rise of American Brilliant cut glass. To this day, no contemporary cut glass can match the exquisite and intricate details of glass of the ABP.
This bowl is in very good antique condition. There are a couple of nibbles to a few of the sawtooth edges, expected in glass of the period, but no missing "teeth", chips or cracks and no scratches. It sparkles like diamonds when held to the light, and glows a soft yellow when exposed to UV light.
The bowl weighs just over 3 lbs before packing, and shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail.
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