This low bowl was made during the American Brilliant period – around the turn of the last century. The pattern features a Star of David in the center with hobstar in the middle of it. Six hobstars surround it. The triangles formed between the hobstars are cut in fine stars. The top is scalloped and serrated. The cut between the two sharp “teeth” (low parts on the rim) are cut into more of a “U” shape than a “V”shape. This rim cut was primarily used by Hawkes, the O.F. Egginton Company and H.P. Sinclaire & Company (Jim Havens in A Guide to American Cut and Engraved Glassware). This bowl is not signed and I’ve been unable to identify the maker or the specific pattern. I’ve seen other bowls with a similar pattern, but the triangles between the hobstars are usually cut in a very fine diamond type pattern rather than stars as this one has. It’s a very beautiful bowl.
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: Diameter at the top is 8”. The bowl is about 2 3/4” high.
CONDITION: There is a flake chip on one corner of the center hobstar (on the bottom) and one on the rim. There is roughness and minor chipping on the outside edge of the one side of the top rim as if something had been placed on top of the glass and moved around. This could probably be ground down if desired.
American Brilliant Cut Glass Low Bowl with Hobstars and Stars