This is a beautiful example of American Brilliant Cut Glass. It is a long stemmed compote, or comport. The miter lines are cut in two intersecting triangles that create a Star of David. The geometric lines are filled in with a cane pattern and stars where the lines intersect. The tips feature an elongated star. Fine diamond cuts fill the triangles caused by the intersecting lines. Hobstars are cut around the top. The edge has a scallop cut. The stem is elegant with a beautiful teardrop inside, and notched edges. The base is cut in a 24 point hobstar, with a prominent star in the middle and a scalloped edge.
We have not been able to identify this pattern; we discovered a plate with the pattern on another website, but it was also unidentified there. This is a lovely piece that really glitters in the light.
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: This compote is 7 1/2” high. The base has a diameter of 4 1/2” while the diameter at the top is 6 3/8”.
CONDITION: One of the scallops on top has a deep flake missing. It may have been ground at some point to smooth it, although the scallops were not changed in the process. We notice a couple of other very small chips on the top edge. Otherwise, this is in beautiful condition and really displays well.
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