Hobbs Brokunier  Seaweed Cruet in Blue Opalescent Glass Circa 1891Hobbs Brokunier  Seaweed Cruet in Blue Opalescent Glass Circa 1891Hobbs Brokunier  Seaweed Cruet in Blue Opalescent Glass Circa 1891Hobbs Brokunier  Seaweed Cruet in Blue Opalescent Glass Circa 1891Hobbs Brokunier  Seaweed Cruet in Blue Opalescent Glass Circa 1891Hobbs Brokunier  Seaweed Cruet in Blue Opalescent Glass Circa 1891Hobbs Brokunier  Seaweed Cruet in Blue Opalescent Glass Circa 1891Hobbs Brokunier  Seaweed Cruet in Blue Opalescent Glass Circa 1891

A beautiful opalescent glass cruet made by Hobbs Glass Co. circa 1891. This is the Hobbs Seaweed pattern in a beautiful blue with strong opalescence designs and trim. The cruet has a ground and puntied pontil and a beautiful transparent sapphire blue applied handle. It stands 6" tall.

References for this cruet can be found in the following books: Bredehoft, Hobbs, Brokunier & Co, Glass, page 128 which shows and old catalog illustration and in Heacock & Elmore, Opalescent Glass from A-Z, page 127.

Condition. There is no stopper. Surprisingly, the base shows only minor surface wear. There is a slight roughness around the rim which was is typical from the stopper being taken in and out. There is some dried residue on the inside. There are striation marks, also known as "straw marks" in the glass. These are not cracks. This is normal for glass made during this time period and it is rare to find a piece that does not have some form of these striation lines. The handle does have a heat check. I have posted an arrow to it in the photographs. It very tight and sturdy. This was a common problem when they attached handles to glass during this period.

Item ID: 1192013HobbsSeaweedCruet

Hobbs Brokunier Seaweed Cruet in Blue Opalescent Glass Circa 1891

$85 USD

Add to Cart
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

5 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List


Mill Cove Treasures


Ru Uhrmann
Metropolitan Boston
MA
  

Antiques & Vintage Treasures

Unique, Antique, Vintage & Collectible Treasures

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2008

calculating shipping...

More from Mill Cove Treasures