This dazzling cut glass vase is a show-stopper! Dates to the early part of the American Brilliant Period (1880-1915) as evidenced by the stately body with minimal cutting. Concave and inverted flutes run up the gracefully shaped body to about 3" from the scalloped, saw-tooth cut rim. The four scallops around the top feature small hob stars and other geometric cuts. The bottom is cut with a large rayed star.
Measures a full 16" tall with a 6" base and 5 1/2" mouth diameter. The glass is 1/2" thick and the pieces is incredibly heavy at just under 6 pounds.
After a thorough inspection the only flaw that could be found is the small flake shown in the last picture. Amazing on a piece this old and delicate. Absolutely no damage on the scalloped rim and the hand polished cuts are very smooth with no roughness. No cloudiness to the glass or signs of water deposits. Very light and fine scratching around the perimeter of the base.
We have shown it in several scenarios and under different lighting conditions in an attempt to show all aspects of this gorgeous vase but just can't seem to capture its magnificence in a photo. It is beyond beautiful, throws out lovely rainbows and rings like a bell.
It may be obvious by now to collectors of ABP glass that we are not experts in this field and apologize for our ignorance about certain terms and pattern names. Any additions, comments or criticisms of our descriptions are very welcome.