This is a wonderful EAPG Red Block Beveled Buttons Ruby Stained Open Sugar Bowl.
This piece has a bulbous barrel shape with two handles and unfortunately, it has no cover. The geometric pattern of hexagonal `buttons' is highlighted by a ruby stain, as are the rims. The bottom has a nice moulded star.
It is unmarked, made by any number of possible glass houses, since this was a popular pattern and was copied. The possible manufacturers include Doyle & Company and U.S. Glass, circa 1880's – 1890's. It measures about 3 1/2" across the rim, 3 1/2" across the foot, and about 4 1/4" tall.
Condition: no cloudiness, chips, nicks or cracks. The ruby stain design has some wear and scratches, retaining about 98.5%. One handle has a small `dip' in the glass, likely a manufacturing flaw from the mould. The foot has shelf wear commensurate with its age.
This is a lovely example of ruby stained EAPG and it would be a terrific addition to any collection! Terrific for use or display, any collector would be happy to own this. We are offering several other pieces of glass as well as lots of other goodies, so please take a look at our other items. We would be pleased to combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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