For sale is an absolutely gorgeous American Brilliant Period cut glass bowl by Libbey. There are eight small hobstars around the upper rim of the bowl and one large star in the bottom. The bowl is heavy and has a nice ring when tapped. The cut glass bowl is beautiful and in good condition with only a few minor fleabites around the top and outside of the bowl! Measurements are 4" in height and 8" in diameter across the top. The bowl is signed "Libbey" in the center of the star in the bottom of the bowl.
FYI: Libbey started in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of the New England Glass Company which was founded in 1818. William L. Libbey took over the company in 1878 and renamed it the New England Glass Works, Wm. L. Libbey & Sons Props. In 1888, facing growing competition, Edward Drummond Libbey moved the company to Toledo, Ohio. The Northwest Ohio area offered abundant natural gas resources and access to large deposits of high quality sand. In 1892, the name was changed to The Libbey Glass Company.
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