a Fine Antique 19th C. or early 20th C. ABP American Brilliant Period Cut Crystal Vase
A fine elegant antique 19th or early 20th C. ABP American Brilliant Period Cut Lead-Crystal Vase is offered. This American Brilliant Period piece is beautifully detailed with classically hand cut with many different motifs; most apparent are hobstars in buzz patterns, fans and diamonds with crosshatches and caning, and stitched ovals in the lip. The pitcher is in a classic form and the handle is cut with a circle or roundlet pattern. The wheel-cuts are pronounced enough to almost cut your finger when touched. A few tiny flea chips blend in and feel smooth, along with some very minimal shelf wear on the base, but overall an exquisite crystal glass pitcher. There is an engraved flower on the front. The crystal glass shows a definitive prism effect in the sun, but I am not sure how much lead was used in its production. It stands about 12 inches to the top of the vase; the base is about 4 3/4 inches wide; the mouth has a diameter of 4 3/8 inches or thereabouts. It ??weighs 5 lb 5.6 oz.
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The American Brilliant Period in cut glass history began around 1850 and lasted into the early 1900s. When American manufacturers displayed their wares at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, their clear, bright, leaded glass garnered new respect when compared to glass exhibited from other countries.??
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