It is one HUGE, elegantly shaped punch bowl! The blown blanks are of superior quality, absolutely colorless, brilliant, and free of distortion as you can tell in the pictures. This piece is not signed. The total weight of the two pieces is an astonishing 21 lbs.
The pattern is laid out in 4-part symmetry with two alternating major motifs: (1) HUGE 24 point sunburst incredibly well-detailed with large, punty centers. Each of the wide, deep miters is separated by alternating long notched prism flairs and ladder cut flairs; (2) swirling miters connect all 4 of the second major motifs.These consists of 28 point hobstars in curvy, diamond shaped fields trimmed out at the bottom in kite shaped fields of cane flanked with triangles of silver diamond. Pairs of hobstars crown the top, also flanked by triangles of silver diamond and and 10-vane flashed fans. All 4 secondary motifs are separated one from the other by a most interesting pentagonal hobstar sitting directly beneath each of the sunbursts. The center plug sports a beautiful 24 point hobstar and is beveled at the base, something you rarely see and then only on top tier pieces. Note the gorgeous lapidary cut neck on the stand -- the two signed Libbey punch bowls mentioned above are cut in the exact same way.
There are no condition issues with the stand. The bowl, sadly, has a single significant chip at the 2 o'clock position on one of the Sunbursts affecting two teeth, the lower of which is about 70% gone and the other about 35%. These are on the inward crimp. I'm not trying to'soft pedal' the issue, but it is not at all easy to spot.
I've had this set for years and still have to hunt to find the damaged teeth. The nature of the chip and the curve of the bowl pretty much hides it. Other than some minor interior wear on the bottom of the bowl, there is no other damage or other issues to report. The item "Squat Shape BEAUTIFUL 2 part SUNBURST PUNCH BOWL Libbey blanks" is in sale since Saturday, August 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Cut Glass\American Brilliant".
The seller is "jacklnhyde" and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.