This listing is for an extremely rare example of very early cut glass that was made in the United States.
This gem was made by the Bakewell Glass Co. of Pittsburg, PA. Bakewell opened in 1808 until 1882. They were the first company in American to commercially produce cut glass. Their glass was sold worldwide. It is rare to find cut glass this old that was American made.
For reference see my photos from Dorothy Daniels "Cut and Engraved Glass 1771-1903" and also from "American Glass" by George and Helen.
This glass is referred to as a flute or wine glass.
It was made c. 1820.
It measures 7" tall, mouth measures 2" wide and foot is 2 1/2" wide. It has a rough pontil.
It was cut in the English Strawberry Diamond pattern.
BRILLIANT CLEAR COLOR
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It is in excellent antique condition. Glass is a clear. White in photos from flash. Remember this is an antique that was used. Examine photos very carefully to add to description. Ask questions before purchase.
PHOTOS DO NOT DO JUSTICE TO ITS BEAUTY.
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VERY RARE circa 1820 Bakewell Glass Company Wine - Flute - Champagne Flint Cut Glass Pittsburgh PA