Two dramatic pieces in the U.S. Glass “California” (aka Beaded Grape & Vine) pattern are offered together here. The rare, high-domed covered butter is on the left and an open sugar bowl is on the right. Both pieces feature gold trim on the beading. The two can be yours for one price. The height of the sugar bowl is 3-1/2 inches to the rim, the height of the butter base to the lip is 1-1/8 inches and to the top of the butter cover finial is 5-1/4 inches.
The sugar bowl is in very good condition. All of the beading is intact, there are no chips or cracks and no signs of wear except for the foot. There are still traces of the gold paint left on the beading.
The base of the butter is also in very good condition. No damage to the beading and very minor wear to the base. The flange of the butter has a few minor fleabites but they are not noticeable when the lid is on. The lid has no chips or cracks, the beading is undamaged but the finial has a minor fleabite to one corner but is not noticeable. Both have traces of original gilding. As with all glass from this period, annealing lines and small bubbles are not uncommon and are not considered damage.