American Brilliant Period ABP Cut Crystal Carafe - Gorgeous Rich Cut Glass
Please enjoy the pictures, especially the ones taken over my light box. They show a lot of detail, and the 5th picture of the bottom also shows how deep the sides of this beautiful ball shaped bottle was cut.
I can't say for certain, but I believe this nice carafe was manufactured and cut by the A. L. Blackmer Company and the pattern may be Concord.
For those who would like to know, I will pass on what I have found about this piece. On page 122, Plate C462, in "Identifying American Brilliant Cut Glass, Revised 5th Edition" authored by Bill and Louise Boggess, is pictured a decanter with the same pattern on the body as my carafe. My carafe has a different shaped neck and body but, the book picture appears to be the same cut glass pattern. Cut patterns often had variations that did or did not always show up on other items. Sometimes only certain vestiges of a pattern might fit or not fit the item being cut so only part of the pattern was used.
The book authors have identified this pattern, in their book, as a product of the A. L. Blackmer Company and it is called Concord. They reference a 1906-1907 Blackmer catalog. The American Cut Glass Association reprinted the catalog in 1982 and I have a copy. On page 18, there is pictured a celery dish which is referenced as the Concord pattern. Some of it does look the same like the cross-hatched triangles and the hobstars, fans, and miter cuts. The celery dish also has two large areas of the little four-pointed hobnails. My carafe does not have the hobnails. The notched and cross-hatched collared neck treatment of my carafe is unique and interesting.
The celery picture is the only one in the book that is identified as the Concord pattern so it is difficult to make an exact ID. Blackmer did do an abundance of the fine cross-hatched diamond cuttings in various areas and the neck of this carafe is no exception with its octagon cross-hatched collar.
If someone knows the maker and the pattern for sure, or has more information, and would like to share, I would be happy to give that person credit here.
AGE: 1906 - 1907
CONDITION: No chips, flakes, cracks, scratches, stains, or cloudiness. There is some bottom wear as is expected.
SIZE: 8-1/2" T X 6" W
Ready to proudly display.
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