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This beautifully-crafted jug is one of the largest we have ever offered…….
— It stands 14 1/2-inches tall and weighs 11-lbs. 9-oz.
— It holds 3-qts. 8-oz.
— The 7 3/4-inch diameter base has a 32-point hobstar
— Its cut-all-over design consists of fans, notched miters, crosshatching and 45 hobstars!
— The double-notched handle is perfectly attached
— The ‘best-metal’ blank is clear and colorless and fluoresces a strong apple green
— The cutting is precise and polished to a mirror-like brilliance
— The piece is in better than extremely fine condition as described on our website
A fine piece of American Brilliant cut glass that displays to advantage and causes comment
A ca.1890, two-handled ice tub with a matching underplate cut in the classic “Strawberry Diamond & Fan” design
5 3/4-inch tall assembled set — 5 1/2-inch top diameter — 8 1/4-inches handle-to-handle
7 1/4-inch diameter underplate — 5/8-inches tall
The underplate’s deep well has a 36-point radiant star
Best-metal, clear, colorless blanks
Precise cutting that is completely wheel polished to a mirror-like brilliance
Perfectly attached handles are cut in design with miter cuts on each side
Has the soft, silky feel of old glass
Two-piece sets of this beauty and quality are difficult to acquire and display to advantage
Both pieces are in better than extremely fine condition
The Solar Flare design name for this piece was attributed to W.C. Anderson by the Anderson Study Group since the design features characteristics similar to the Anne design done by Anderson and found in the cut glass collection of the Anderson heirs. W.C. Anderson would reinvent and experiment with the cut glass creations he designed as if he was never quite satisfied with them or was always curious about the effect of design changes.
This 7 3/4-inch diameter, 2 1/8-inches tall bowl designed for his American Cut Glass Co. shows that premise very well using the plain-button hobstars, fanned flashing and crosshatched fields adjacent to plain-button hobstars which make up the Anne design. Although small, the 1/2-inch thick blank — which is precisely and deeply cut — still weighs a heavy-to-the-hand 2-lbs. 3-oz. The excellent polish gives a mirror-like brilliance to the piece which sparkles like diamonds. The bowl displays to advantage when upright in a holder and draws comments. It is in better than extremely fine condition.
Both pieces of this most unusual footed, covered comport are signed with the ‘shamrock’ trademark of the T.G. Hawkes Co. It stands 9 1/2-inches tall with the lid in place and 6-inches tall without the lid; it has a maximum diameter of 7 3/4-inches. The piece is heavy to the hand at 4-lbs. 15-oz. and has a 24-point radiant star on the base. The clarity of the colorless glass is stunning.
A simple but elegant shape that displays to advantage and is in better than extremely fine condition.
T.G. Hawkes & Co. of Corning, NY was one of America’s finest cutting houses and was also one of the first companies to patent their designs. The “Aberdeen” design was patented by T.G. Hawkes on April 14, 1896. The design and its execution are typical of Hawkes’ ca.1896 work product; the blank is of the highest quality, the cutting is extremely deep and the wood-wheel polishing has a mirror-like brilliance. Pearson rates “Aberdeen” 3 for rarity (very rare) and 4 for quality/price range (high priced).
This is a large piece measuring 13 1/2-inches point-to-point, 11 1/2-inches side-to-side, stands 1 1/4-inches tall and weighs a hefty 4-lbs. 14-oz. It is sharp to the touch when held. It takes a master to precisely cut the 24-point hobstars on the curved edges of the plate, a difficult task! The tray is in better than extremely fine condition and is an excellent example of the best of early American Brilliant cut glass. A really handsome piece that deserves prominent display in your collection.
Kelly & Steinman of Honesdale, PA was not a large or well-known producer of American Brilliant cut glass. The Honesdale/White Mills area had several cutting houses, hence a large labor pool. The area also was the home of Dorflinger & Sons, a most prolific producer of much of the best metal of the American Brilliant era. Having access to both labor and materials, it is not surprising that a small company like Kelly & Steinman produced a high-quality product in such an environment. We have viewed and owned only a few of their products and they were all beautifully cut and polished on the best of blanks.
A line drawing of the vase is on the cover of LABAC’s cut glass advertisements Book Three. Page KEL8 shows a June 1907 Kelly & Steinman ad featuring this exact vase (No.37 vase, “Roman.”) It has a unique shape, features a scalloped, 6-inch diameter foot with a 32-point hobstar, stands 9-inches tall and has a top diameter of 7 1/2-inches. It is ‘stout’ and weighs 7-lbs. 5-oz. The vase is in better than extremely fine condition as described on the website.
This is a unique and eye-catching shape that displays beautifully.
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