Hobstars, diamonds, fans, cross-cuts, zippers, slashes, and deep miter lines adorn this stunning vase made by Imperial Glass Co. This ornate and beautiful crystal vase has the Imperial Glass trademark on the bottom. The vase is 9.25 inches tall x 4 inches across. This is the Thunderbolt pattern which was introduced as a part of Imperial's NuCut line in the early 1900s. The pattern was first advertised in Imperial's 1909 catalog. NuCut was formally introduced in 1911-1912.
The vase is very thick (about .25) and heavy. The pattern is deeply pressed, although the glass looks as if it has been carved. The trademark on the bottom is IG, with the I superimposed over the G. Imperial used this trademark between 1951-1972. (National Imperial Glass Collector Society) Sometime between 1951-1972 Imperial re-introduced a number of its older (EAPG) patterns. The only way to tell the difference between this vase and the older ones is to look at the signature on the bottom.
This vase is in exceptionally good condition. No chips, cracks, flakes, dings.