Made by an early German or Bohemian glass house, this set is hand blown and enameled. The decanter has a large polished pontil and the engraved number 454 which is matched on the stopper. The small, nicely shaped glasses appear to have been blown in three pieces which were then applied to each other: bowl, stem and base. The glass color is a green-amber. The enameled decoration is of wildflowers and foliage. The set likely started with six glasses; only three remain.
This comes from the estate of Phil’s mom, who was a passionate collector of American Brilliant cut glass and other fine art glass.
SIZE: The decanter is 7 7/8” tall from base to the top of the stopper. Diameter at the base is 2 3/8”. The glasses are 3 1/2" tall. Diameter at the base is 1 3/8” and at the rim is 1”.
CONDITION: The decanter has a large bubble in the glass, behind some of the enameling. The base has some rubbing on the edges. There are no chips, cracks or significant scratches in the decanter or stopper. One of the cordial glasses has an extremely rough section where the stem was applied to the bowl. It appears that joint was cracked in the assembly process. The close-up picture of the single cordial shows this flaw. The other two cordials are in very nice condition. Enameling on all pieces is close to 100% intact.
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