REFLECTIONS ON AMERICAN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS

by Bill and Louise Boggess (1995)

A Note on the Russian Pattern: Variations of this pattern are identified on this correction sheet, if examples are illustrated. Russian Canterbury is equivalent to Russian, the catalog name (but relevant catalogs are often not available). The longer name is preferred by today’s dealers and collectors in order to avoid confusion with the three other variations of the Russian pattern: Russian Cleveland, Russian Ambassador, and Russian-Persian. The Persian pattern is a different pattern; it not the same as Russian-Persian. It appears on item Color 787 in this book.

  • 52. Rajah by Pitkin and Brooks, not unidentified
  • 64. Lyndhurst by Pairpoint, not unidentified (and not cut on a “figured” blank)
  • 68. Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail). When this photograph appeared in B1 the pattern was described as Russian Cleveland “with the clear button”. Since then it has acquired single stars on its hobnails and a manufacturer’s signature: Hoare!
  • 69. White House (Venetian III) by Hawkes, not Renaissance by Dorflinger
  • 70. (Russian Canterbury), not necessarily by Dorflinger
  • 71. (Russian Canterbury), not necessarily by Hawkes
  • 72. Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail), not necessarily by Dorflinger
  • 73. (Russian Canterbury), not necessarily by Hawkes
  • 74. Russsian-Persian (with Brunswick stars on the hobnails)
  • 75. Russian Canterbury by unidentified, not Brilliante by Dorflinger. (Brilliante is Dorflinger’s name for the Russian-Persian variation.)
  • 76. (Russian Canterbury)
  • 77. (Russian Canterbury)
  • 78. (Russian Canterbury)
  • 80. Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail) by unidentified, not Russian and Fan by Hoare
  • 81. Russian-Persian by unidentified, not Persian and not necessarily by Hawkes or Hoare
  • 82. Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail) by unidentified. (The item is not in the White House collection.)
  • 83. Russian-Persian by unidentified
  • 84. Unidentified (dome cut in Russian Ambassador) by Fry
  • 86. Quarter Diamond by unidentified, not a Russian variation by unidentified
  • 87. “Russian and Pillar Variant” by unidentified
  • 89. (Russian Canterbury)
  • 90. (Russian Canterbury)
  • 92. Belgian import: 3848/17 by Val St. Lambert (red cut-to-clear), not unidentified
  • 93. Border in Russian Canterbury
  • 109. Ramona by Dorflinger, not unidentified
  • 126. Russian-Persian by unidentified, not Russian by unidentified
  • 127r. Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail) by unidentified
  • 136. Russian Ambassador by unidentified
  • 185. La Tosca by Unger, not unidentified
  • 194. Venetian by Hawkes, not unidentified
  • 204. Kenilworth by Straus, not unidentified
  • 216. “Baker’s Gothic” (pat. no. 18,621) by Clark, not unidentified
  • 220. Lotus by Egginton (but signed Hawkes)
  • 226. “Fern” (pat. no. 41,413) by American, not unidentified
  • 254. Although Hawkes probably gave this item a pattern name, note that the flat surface is cut in the Russian-Persian motif, where Brunswick stars are used in place of hobstars
  • 279. American Beauty by Straus, not unidentified
  • 292. Unidentified; not made by Averbeck (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 293. Wayne by Krantz, Smith; not made by Averbeck (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 294. Unidentified; not made by Averbeck (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 295. America by Krantz, Smith; not made by Averbeck (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 296. Unidentified; not made by Averbeck (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 302. Corot by Clark, not San Marcos by Clark
  • 316. No. 50 by Dorflinger (but signed by Hawkes), not unidentified
  • 325. Unidentified (principal motif is Russian Canterbury) by unidentified, not No. 5401 by Hoare
  • 340. Fern by Libbey, not Star and Feather by Libbey
  • 346. No. 418 by Libbey, not unidentified by Libbey
  • 350. Corona by Libbey, not unidentified by Libbey
  • 353. Corona (pat. no. 38,002) by Libbey, not pat. no. 38,001 by Libbey
  • 364. Aurora Borealis by Pitkin and Brooks, not Border by Pitkin and Brooks
  • 365. Unidentified, not Plymouth by Pitkin and Brooks
  • 367. Correct ID (in Pitkins and Brooks catalog) but identical pattern with this name also found signed Fry (B1: 103f) and in Fry catalog
  • 368. Unidentified, not Myrtle by Pitkin and Brooks
  • 369. Unidentified, not Rajah by Pitkin and Brooks
  • 370. Aurora Borealis by Pitkin and Brooks, not unidentified by Pitkin and Brooks
  • 375. Unnamed by Clark (but signed by Sinclaire), not unidentified
  • 376 to 378. All are unidentified; items are signed with the trademark that was used on blanks made by Libbey; no evidence that these are Straus patterns
  • 407. Pond Lily (pat. no. 44,330) by Allen, not Lotus by Allen
  • 408. Unidentified, not pat. no. 27,062 by American
  • 409. “Star Rosetta” (pat. no. 27,061) by American
  • 410. “Fan Border” (pat. no. 27,060) by American
  • 411. Unidentified; not made by Averbeck (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 412. Juno by Krantz, Smith; not made by Averbeck (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 413. Unidentified; not made by Averbeck (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 414. Electra by Krantz, Smith; not made by Averbeck (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 427. Unidentified, not “Cornucopia” (pat. no. 21,050) by Bergen
  • 428. Unidentified, not Celtic by Blackmer
  • 435. Unidentified, not Eudora by Blackmer
  • 439. Unidentified, not Richmond by Blackmer
  • 440. Unidentified, not Triton by Blackmer
  • 446. “Star” by O’Connor, not Pontiac by Clark
  • 454. Corot by Clark, not “Carot” by Clark
  • 458. Belgian imports: 3165/17 by Val St. Lambert (two decanters from “Service Americain”), not Winola by Clark
  • 465. Beverly by Clark, not unidentified by Clark
  • 468. Parisian by Dorflinger, not No. 682 by Dorflinger
  • 470. Unidentified pattern with silver threads, not “matt background by Dorflinger” or by anyone else. Silver threads and matt background result from two different techniques. True matt background (by Dorflinger) is shown as item 932 in B3. Item 470 is probably a product of the Frontier Cut Glass Company (cf., Revi 1965, p. 221.)
  • 479. Unidentified, not Albert by Empire
  • 482 (right). Unidentified, not No. 1 by Elmira
  • 485. Unidentified, not Carnation by Fry
  • 487. Unidentified, not Keystone by Fry
  • 490. Clyde by Fry, not Spokane by Fry
  • 498. “Maltese Cross” (pat. no. 20,132) by Hawkes, not pat. no. 19,865 (Venetian) by Hawkes
  • 500. Princess (pat. no. 18,301) by Hawkes, not “first Devonshire” by Hawkes
  • 503. Napoleon by Straus, not Norwood by Hawkes
  • 510. Unidentified, not Delhi by Hawkes
  • 512. Unidentified, not Jersey by Hawkes
  • 513. Jewel by Clark, not Oxford by Hawkes
  • 514. Unidentified, not Pilgrim (neither I nor II) by Hawkes
  • 516. Priscilla by Pairpoint, not No. 3 by Hawkes
  • 519. “Burgess III” (pat. no. 13,043 with strawberry (fine) diamonds on the open diamonds and single stars on the hobnails; fans added) by Hawkes, not unidentified by Hawkes
  • 524. Ceylon by Hawkes, not unidentified by Hawkes
  • 534. “Lansing” (pat. no. 36,739) by American, not unidentified by Hawkes
  • 535. Kensington by Hawkes, not unidentified by Hawkes
  • 542. Unidentified by Hawkes, not Gravic Cosmos (“Graphic Cosmo”) by Hawkes
  • 550. Unidentified, not Eleanor by Hoare
  • 555. No. 1922 by Hoare, not Yucata (“Yucatan”) by Hoare
  • 556. Unidentified, not No. 8677 by Hoare
  • 557 (left). *Regular* by Hoare, not No. 1554 by Hoare
  • 558. Twin City by Hoare, not No. 1531 by Hoare (C1531 in Gorham’s inventory)
  • 561. Unidentified, not No. 9922 by Hoare
  • 566. Cut 909 by Hoare, not unidentified by Hoare
  • 575. Newport by Hoare, not unidentified by Hoare
  • 578. Russian and Pillars by Hoare, not unidentified by Hoare
  • 582. Vermont by Krantz, Smith, not unidentified by Krantz, Smith
  • 584. Walter Scott by O’Connor, not Seneca by Lackawanna
  • 591. Corena by Libbey, not Nassau by Libbey
  • 593. Unidentified by Libbey, not Ramona (“Romano”) by Libbey
  • 594. Puritana by Libbey, not Mathilda by Libbey
  • 598. Cut 406 by Libbey, not No. 39 by Libbey
  • 610. Cardinal by Maple City, not Dorian by Maple City
  • 611. Dorian by Maple City, not Cardinal by Maple City
  • 622. Unidentified, not Petrel by Maple City
  • 624. Quarter Diamond (generic) by unidentified, not unidentified by Maple City
  • 631. Narada by Monroe, not “Nevada” by Monroe
  • 643. Unidentified, not Westminster by Mt. Washington
  • 644. Fisher Diamond by Mt.Washington, not 2 Cut Octagon and Diamond by Mt. Washington
  • 645. Unidentified, not Priscilla (“Pricilla”) by Mt. Washington
  • 653. Unidentified, not Dauphin by Pairpoint
  • 655. Unidentified, not Electric by Pairpoint (Mt. Washington)
  • 662. Tiger Lily by Pairpoint, not Silsbee (“Sillsbee”) by Pairpoint
  • 663. Eden by Sterling, not unidentified by Pairpoint
  • 666. Unidentified, not Prince by Pitkins and Brooks
  • 667. Grace by Pitkins and Brooks, not King George by Pitkins and Brooks
  • 676. No. 647 1/2 by Pitkins and Brooks, not No. 647_ by Pitkins and Brooks
  • 680. Du Barry by Quaker City, not “DuBerry” by Quaker City
  • 703. “Manon” (pat. no. 38,615) by Straus, not Norma by Straus
  • 705. Unidentified, not Ducal by Straus
  • 706. Unidentified, not Rex by Straus
  • 707. Meriden by Bergen, not Antoinette by Straus
  • 708 to 712. All are unidentified; items are signed with the trademark that was used on blanks made by Libbey; no evidence that these are Straus patterns
  • 713. American Beauty (pat. no. 26,190) by Straus; signed with the trademark that was used on blanks made by Libbey
  • 714 and 715. Unidentified; items are signed with the trademark that was used on blanks made by Libbey; no evidence that these are Straus patterns
  • 727. Unidentified, not Florodora by Unger
  • 738. Unidentified; not made by Higgins and Seiter (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 739. Unidentified; not made by Huntley (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 740r. Unidentified; not made by Huntley (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • 741 to 745. All are unidentified; not made by Marshall Field and Company (an agent, not a cutting shop)
  • Color 746. Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail) by unidentified, not Russian by unidentified. (Stopper is a replacement by JMH.)
  • Color 747. Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail) by unidentified, not Russian by unidentified
  • Color 748. (Russian Canterbury)
  • Color 749l and 749c. Belgian imports: Eurydice by Val St. Lambert, not unidentified
  • Color 749 right. Belgian import: 3863/17 by Val St. Lambert, not unidentified
  • Color 751. Russian-Persian by unidentified, not Russian by unidentified
  • Color 753. English import: exact pattern has been found signed Stevens and Williams, not “Engraved Grapes” by Pairpoint
  • Color 755. Unidentified, not Strawberry Diamond and Fan by Dorflinger
  • Color 758. 3863/17 by Val St. Lambert, not unidentified
  • Color 759. Cane (generic) by unidentified, not Hob Diamond by Dorflinger. (Cane was called Hob Diamond and Lace by Dorflinger)
  • Color 761. Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail) cut in amberina by New England, not Russian cut-to-clear by New England (poor photo)
  • Color 762. Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail) by unidentified, not unidentified
  • Color 767. Unidentified (modern), not Old Colony by Dorflinger
  • Color 769. Rich Cut by Dorflinger, not No. 129 by Dorflinger
  • Color 770. Unidentified, not “a swirl pattern by Dorflinger”
  • Color 774. Unidentified, not Sultana by Dorflinger
  • Color 781. Meriden by Bergen, not Norwood by Hawkes
  • Color 782. Unidentified, not Valencian (“Valencia”) by Hawkes
  • Color 786. Russian-Persian by unidentified, not Persian by Hoare
  • Color 787. Persian by Hoare or Hawkes, not Russian and Fan by Hoare
  • Color 788. Electra by Straus, not Acme by Hoare
  • Color 791. Unidentified, not Prince by Mt. Washington
  • Color 792. Unidentified, not Regent by Mt. Washington
  • Color 799. Parisian by Dorflinger, not Imperial by Straus
  • Color 809. Belgian import: 3157/17 by Val St. Lambert, not unidentified
  • Color 810. Belgian import: HF 405 by Val St. Lambert, not unidentified
  • Color 820. Belgian import: Linder by Val St. Lambert, not unidentified. (The rose bowl was made from a decanter.)
  • Color 821. Belgian import: 3853/17 (on a 3853/17 blank) by Val St. Lambert, not unidentified
  • Color 822. Belgian import: 3157/17 by Val St. Lambert, not unidentified
  • Color 832. Belgian import: HF 375 by Val St. Lambert, not No. 44 by Val St. Lambert
  • Color 833. Belgian import: 3613/17 by Val St. Lambert, not No. 54 by Val St. Lambert. Also, possibly Iris by Clark
  • 857. Russian Cleveland (Star and Hobnail) by unidentified, not Russian by unidentified
  • 864. Ormond by Hawkes, not unidentified
  • 883. “Theodora” (pat. no. 32,211, International Silver) by Meriden, not unidentified
  • 906. Hobnail (generic) by unidentified
  • 907. (Russian Canterbury)
  • 912. Pat. no. xxxxx (18 Mar 1913) for shape by Max Herbert Company, not unidentified
  • 915. Russian Ambassador by unidentified, not Russian by unidentified
  • 917. “Burgess III” (pat. no. 13,043 with strawberry (fine) diamonds on the open diamonds) by unidentified, not unidentified
  • 934. (Russian Canterbury)
  • 955. Belgian import: 3848/17 by Val St. Lambert, not unidentified (N.B.: This pattern appears on a 2911/17 blank in Swan 1986, p. 206, where the item is described as “authenticated Dorflinger”.)
  • 966. Florence by Libbey, not unidentified
  • 968. No. 20 by Elmira, not unidentified