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  • Meriden Odd-Shaped Bowl in 'Byzantine Version' - FSG3201

  • Meriden Odd-Shaped Bowl in
  • $485.00

  • The “Byzantine” design was patented February 13, 1909 by William R. Eliot and assigned to the International Silver Company.  The unnamed design was assigned the name “Byzantine” by Revi who also said:  “Eliot’s designs were undoubtedly cut at the Meriden Cut Glass Company shop — a subsidiary of International Silver — from blanks provided by the Pairpoint Corporation of New Bedford, Massachusetts.”  (See Revi, page 93 of second book.)

    J. Michael Pearson called the design “one of the rarest and finest patterns (designs) of the Brilliant Period!”  Pearson also rated “Byzantine” 1 for rarity (rarest/highest category) and 1 for quality/price range (highest category).  It is possible that Pearson’s 1-1 rating is understated as we have located photos of only two items cut in the full patented design, a 10 x 4-inch bowl and a 9 x 4-inch bowl that we sold for $5,000.  We know of only two versions of the patented design, one on a 9 x 2-inch low bowl shown in a Hobstar ad (November 1992) and the other is a twin to our bowl in size, shape and version and is shown in the Hobstar of September 1996.

    This bowl has a delightfully odd shape that measures 10 3/4-inches from one point-to-point set and 9 3/4-inches from the other point-to-point set with heights that vary from 3 1/8-inches to 3 3/8-inches.  The cutting is precise and beautifully polished to a mirror-like brilliance on a clear and colorless blank that weighs a heavy-to-the-hand 4-lbs. 12-oz.

    This piece is in better than extremely fine condition (as defined on the website) and is a beautiful piece of American Brilliant cut glass that displays to advantage.

  • The “Byzantine” design was patented February 13, 1909 by William R. Eliot and assigned to the International Silver Company.  The unnamed design was assigned the name “Byzantine” by Revi who also said:  “Eliot’s designs were undoubtedly cut at the Meriden Cut Glass Company shop — a subsidiary of International Silver — from blanks provided by the Pairpoint Corporation of New Bedford, Massachusetts.”  (See Revi, page 93 of second book.)

    J. Michael Pearson called the design “one of the rarest and finest patterns (designs) of the Brilliant Period!”  Pearson also rated “Byzantine” 1 for rarity (rarest/highest category) and 1 for quality/price range (highest category).  It is possible that Pearson’s 1-1 rating is understated as we have located photos of only two items cut in the full patented design, a 10 x 4-inch bowl and a 9 x 4-inch bowl that we sold for $5,000.  We know of only two versions of the patented design, one on a 9 x 2-inch low bowl shown in a Hobstar ad (November 1992) and the other is a twin to our bowl in size, shape and version and is shown in the Hobstar of September 1996.

    This bowl has a delightfully odd shape that measures 10 3/4-inches from one point-to-point set and 9 3/4-inches from the other point-to-point set with heights that vary from 3 1/8-inches to 3 3/8-inches.  The cutting is precise and beautifully polished to a mirror-like brilliance on a clear and colorless blank that weighs a heavy-to-the-hand 4-lbs. 12-oz.

    This piece is in better than extremely fine condition (as defined on the website) and is a beautiful piece of American Brilliant cut glass that displays to advantage.

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  • Meriden Odd-Shaped Bowl in
  • Meriden Odd-Shaped Bowl in 'Byzantine Version' - FSG3201

  • $485.00

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