This is a great example of early American Brilliant Cut Glass. We believe it is a spooner. It features a large hobstar, with little hobstars on the base and in each of the points. The tips of the points, and the points of the smaller star within the star are cut into fine diamonds. One end is raised higher than the other, and is cut in a series of patterned rows. The rim is scalloped. This is an exceptionally beautiful little piece of glass; the patterns are wonderful, and the cuts are careful, precise and even. We have not found a mark and have not identified the maker.
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: Measurements are 5 3/4” by 5 3/8”. Height at the highest point is 2 3/8”.
CONDITION: Condition is very good. There are a couple of flake chips at the rim, and two spots at the rim that may have been ground down slightly. We see a small flake chip (about 3x2mm) on the side of the base, and a few tiny nicks here and there on the high points.
This is a beautiful piece that would display very well.