This is a showy bowl made by Libbey in the Colonna pattern. It was made around the turn of the last century and is a beautiful example of early Libbey glass. It features a large hobstar in the center, surrounded by smaller hobstars, stars, and diamond cut triangles. The rim is scalloped. The Libbey sword mark (with divided L and y) is etched on the side of the bottom of the bowl. This mark was used between 1896 and 1906 (although may have been used as late as 1910).
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: 8” in diameter and about 3 5/8” high.
CONDITION: This bowl is at least 100 years old, and is in remarkably good condition given its age. There is a chip on the side (2x2 mm and about 1 mm deep) and a few flake chips on the scalloped rim. There are a few other tiny nicks here and there. Overall, this bowl is in very nice displayable condition.