An exceptional circa 1910 hand-blown and cut double-overlay glass cordial with panel-cut stem, diamond-cut knop and star-cut base produced by the premiere English glass house of Stevens & Williams, Stourbridge, England, in operation from the 1830's through the early 20th century. This elegant cordial is executed in Stevens & Williams 'Sapphire blue' cut to 'Citron' cut to colorless.
As explained in 'The Crystal Years A Tribute to the Skills and Artistry of Stevens & Williams Royal Brierley Crystal', by R.S. Williams-Thomas, 'Cased' colour is the process of applying different layers of colour to the outside of a crystal article to enable the cutting away of one or more skins, thus allowing light to show up the richness of the underlying colours in the form a pattern.'
This deeply-carved glass stands a graceful 6 1/8" tall and measures 1 3/4" in diameter across the opening, 2" in diameter across the base. It is in excellent condition! There are no chips, cracks or regrinds.
Examples of these desirable Stevens and Williams double-overlay glasses can be found in Chapter 14, 'A Riot Of Colour' in the above-mentioned book.
Exquisite Circa 1910 Stevens & Williams Double Cased Glass Cordial