Hobbs Brockunier of Wheeling, West Virginia was one of America's oldest glass houses. It originated in 1840 and went through several acquisitions, eventually becoming the J H Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. in 1863. One of the largest glass houses, it employed such glass masters as Harry Northwood and introduced some of the best glass ever produced. The Daisy & Button pattern was introduced in 1884 and quickly became one if its most popular early American pattern glass (EAPG) patterns. It was made in several colors and many shapes.
The yacht shape is wonderful and unusual. Although called a celery dish, we can envision many uses for this piece, from serving dips or condiments or vegetables like asparagus to a decorative piece in almost any room. It measures almost 14" long and 4 1/2" at its widest. It's in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or signs of use. It glows a soft yellow when exposed to UV light.
The dish weighs 2 lbs before packing, and shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail, insurance included.