This pretty basket features very finely cut cornflowers with cross hatching in the center. Beautifully cut foliage surrounds the flowers, and a pattern of hobnails separate the flower panels. The rim edge has small ovals cut into the outside edge. The applied handle has shallow disks cut into both sides. A star is cut into the base. This is not signed and we have not identified the manufacturer at this point. It is a very pretty piece with precise, careful cuts.
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 base has a diameter of 2 1/4", while the diameter at the top is just over 4 1/4". It is about 5 1/8” high to the top of the handle.
CONDITION: Sadly, the basket appears to have been bumped on one side where the handle was applied to the bowl. There is a chip on the side of the handle there which becomes a crack inside the glass; bruising appears to also be on the bowl itself under this section of the handle. Neither the crack nor the bruising can be felt on the outside of the glass, but they are definitely visible. Other than this, there appear to be no chips, cracks or significant scratches in this bowl, and it does display beautifully from all other sides.
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