ABP AMERICAN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS 1 PIECE PUNCH BOWL. EMPIRE RARE ARGO PRINCETON PATTERN. Today we are listing for sale a.By Empire Cut Glass Company, under the supervision of Henry Clay Fry. Empire was primarily a cutting house only, using almost exclusively Fry's high quality blanks. And so patterns such as "Princeton" "Argo" and "Atlantic" are always sought by collectors, world over. Empire Cut Glass, Flemington, NJ. It is always a delight to have the opportunity to offer for your consideration antique American Brilliant Period cut glass.
When a beautiful pattern is crafted on a very fine blank, such as in this case, the result is extra brilliance and a totally magnificent item. Today we are listing for sale a 14 1/2 in diameter one piece punch bowl, completely executed. On a thick 3/4 blank.
By Empire Cut Glass Company. With a fancy scalloped rim design, difficult to execute and adds a pretty touch to the this lovely large punch bowl.
As shown in the photos you can see the depth of these mitre cuts, they are rather deeply cut which. This pattern was thought to have been the Argo pattern, and it may be, however after much research.
I have discovered this may possibly be the Princeton Pattern, also cut by Empire. Literature;'Rich Cut Glass', Trade Catalog. Tinker (Firm), Chicago, IL, USA, pg 25.
Princeton is almost identical to Argo with a slight difference being the large Hobstar in the center of the Princeton Pattern. From what I can gather from my research in using the Empire Catalog stated above. To present the size, on the right is a 2 piece eggnog bowl (small punch bowl / standard size) which is 8 1/4 d, and to the left. Is the mammoth size Punch Bowl in this listing, it is large! Moreover it is even more beautiful than it is large.This piece is suitable for display in the Corning Museum of Glass. You will have in your collection, or perhaps as a gift a very special piece of Art History. Of course, quality is automatically considered to be excellent on the basis of the maker whose reputation is among the finest of the Period. Empire Cut Glass William Iorio. The following briefly describes the large punch bowl crafted on a thick 3/4 blank, 16 Lbs. Blank: Mouth blown very clear water white.
This validates its provenance as an American Brilliant Period cut glass item. The luminescence is a result of adding manganese to the molten glass mixture to decolorize the iron in the sand. It validates the Period because the 40 year Period between 1870 and 1916 was the time in the course of ABP history that manganese was employed. Brilliant Period cut glass as a result of the combined hardening and radiance producing lead oxide with the added manganese was named the finest cut glass in the world. This occurred during the Paris Exposition of 1889.Among the participants, Thomas G. It has been established, in addition, that Hawkes, when in need, acquired blanks from Fry. Great credentials for this punch bowl.
White spots are glare / reflections. The bowl is one in which the major layout scheme is that of overlapping and intersecting pointed ovals. Both the hobstars and alternating strawberry diamond X crossed mitre vesicas are arranged so that they are included in the intersecting ovals.A very unique rim and is reminiscent of Hawkes. In the punch bowl center, there is a crosshatched hexagonal 32 point hobstar whose center star ray is crafted in very high relief. The alternating motif is that of strawberry diamond X cross mitre vesicas. Xcrossed mitres are an important basic design concept. The tooth profile is full and is in tremendously well taken care of condition, amazing with fancy scalloped rim design.
Difficult to execute and adds a pretty touch to the large piece. Please note their use via the photographs. Also please note the catalog reference inventory id number from the previous owner still remains.CO87 in marker which can be cleaned off. Will leave the cleaning of this monumental bowl to its new owner. The large hobstar that centers this lovely bowl is deeply cut, please use a dolly, this star is deep & has so many cuts, that bowl is like. And it scratched my table a bit. As I turned it for the tooth profile photos, it is recommended to use some type of protective covering.
On fine wood since the bowl. Weight is rather heavy with sharp deep cuts on the massive hobstar cut into the base. The photographs serve to provide all pattern details and to validate all herein written.Questions are welcome and I have many photographs upon request if needed. Remember that shape determines the manner in which a pattern is cut as seen in the last photo. Since American Brilliant Period cut glass is well over 100 years of age and it is glass, therefore fragile, it is always a possibility that magnification, if employed, could yield the discovery of previously unseen tiny defects. Examination of the punch bowl was in display mode, we saw no flaws in that examination.
Under magnification, (and I use a jeweler 7X magnifiers) there are few tiny flea bites seen only when examining in this fashion, I lose them when I remove the magnifiers. The above stated in order to provide complete accuracy. This will be packed with extreme care, double heavy corrugated box, possibly tripled.
The weight and size is what it is and will increase upon extra secure packing. The heavy duty box weighs about 2.5 pounds each in themselves.Please also have a look at the matching vases in Princeton from the same estate collector/original owner. Wow a matching pair of 14 listed in my store.
Note that all items in my shop are of vintage or antique condition. They have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear. I will reflect any damage, repairs or heavy wear in the item description but some. Minor scratches, nicks and stains can be normal for antique & vintage items and need to be taken into account.I describe as I see it. Absolutely gorgeous and well wrapped for safe arrival Thank You.
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I hope that you may prefer to own such beautiful rare articles such as those that are offered. Here in my store, a piece of the past which makes your collection unique. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this or any other item we have listed. Economic or trade sanctions including OFAC Restricted Countries.The item "ABP AMERICAN BRILLIANT ARGO PRINCETON PUNCH BOWL EMPIRE CUT GLASS MUSEUM QUALITY" is in sale since Tuesday, May 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Cut Glass\American Brilliant".
The seller is "caycat52" and is located in Totowa, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.