Thank you for visiting.
I am so pleased that I am able to offer this rare, scarce, wonderful low bowl,
signed and sealed by the O. F. Egginton Company of Corning, N. Y. Just like diamonds,
small can be extremely precious. Although only 5 inches in diameter and weighing slightly less
than one (1) pound, this exquisite example of the finest cutting in the American Brilliant Period
of Cut Glass (1870-1916), has the display characteristics that surpass many other larger bowls,
or even trays. The blank, as were all of Egginton's blanks, was supplied by Corning Glass Works and it was
hand blown. Corning, N. Y. became a hub for the industry.It was there that Hoare, Hawkes, Egginton,
Sinclaire established their businesses. They were independent firms but worked closely with one another.
And they all had ties with Hoare and Hawkes. Hoare originally hired Thomas Hawkes who emigrated
from England, These other designers in Corning began their careers at Hawkes.
"Marquise" has been hand cut and hand polished on a very fine hand blown blank .Polishing
brings out the luster of the cut glass. The low bowl phosphoresces lime green under
black light. I examined the piece and found no flaws. I am sure that I did not
overlook anything. I acquired the piece from a very well known established dealer
who vouched for its "Mint" quality. It has never been moved from its original cabinet place
in my home. I cannot say "Mint" because that is not considered
a proper term for any antique. If touched, it is no longer mint, I have read.
Thet actually speak for themselves. Among other features, the pattern is initially
a star outline pattern but it is more. There are crossing ovals and intersecting
ellipticals, or vesicas. And it is hobstar dominant. There are several important
motifs to note: A chain of hobstars set in brilliantly outlined diamonds circles the bowl,
And each hobstar in that chain is cut in the form of a Star of David with an
octagon center that is filled with strawberry diamond. The tips of the intersecting
ellipticals are the locations of each hobstar.
The miters, deeply and expertly cut arevery important in this design. They partition the bowl
so that each motif is brilliant and vividly displayed. They are both curved and linear. They also have
a role in being an integral part of many of the geometric figures in the pattern. For instance:
Below the hobstars, double enhanced miters are found. They complete all the boundaries
of the diamonds containing the hobstars. Those same miters outline and accent
small pyramid shaped diamonds filled with strawberry diamond that are the inner points
of the star outline - the general pattern motif.
The strawberry diamond filled diamonds and the enhanced miter borders surrounding
them have been cut to appear as if a beveled edge contrasted against the outer hobstars.
Other augmenting features include tiny stars in the corners
of the square in which the center hobstar is located. It is a stylized square
in that if dips in the center of each of its sides and is slightly curved.
One can easily discern parallel and diagonal sets of lines in the center of that square.
NOW, PLEASE EXAMINE THE PHOTOS AND TRY TO IMAGINE THE BEAUTY OF THIS LOW BOWL CUT IN EGGINTON'S MARQUISE. THE PHOTOS ONLY HELP. THIS BOWL MUST BE SEEN.
And then you too will declare it a masterpiece.
Thank you for revewing the remainder of this description along with all the photographs.
Any questions: send2marjorie
I shall also list a few items that are in other categories: I have six completely
handcrafted Victorian miniature porcelain dolls.- They are handmade, hand painted,
and each is donned in hand-stitched Victorian clothing. Although each is 5 inches tall,
each weighs only 2 or 3 ounces - each is featherlight. In all probability, they will be sold as
a set.( I have a porcelain collection with items dating from 1750,
in addition to my extensive collection of ABP Cut Glass.) Also:
A large silver basket, repousse and beautiful.
So, thank you all for following my listings. Many thanks to all of you who have visited.
Please do continue to do so. I thoroughly and sincerely appreciate everyone's patronage.
I am very grateful.
Summary of Qualities and Condition:
Rare and Beautiful Antique American Brilliant Period Pattern.
Hand cut on a very fine quality blown white water blank.
Further:There are no repairs and no cracks.
Both teeth and pattern are in tact.
The condition is that of extra fine.
Expert cutting and workmanship, along with artistry and craftsmanship are
indicative of cutting by a premier cutting house. The symmetry and balance
are outstanding and the styling is superbly suited for the shape. All miters
have been executed with skill. They are precisely and deeply crafted
Please add my to your list of Favorite Sellers and Join my Mailing list to receive
my Weekly Newsletter, "Good News Today". Just send me your EMAIL address
for receipt. In the Newsletter, I shall provide an insight into little known facts
about ABP cut glass, the period, and info .. Interesting Information. It will be a fun read!! Thank you.
Please note that as an active member of the America Cut Glass Association I abide by all the rules and regulations
and so describe all items accurately to the best of my knowledge. Any inconsistencies will warrant a full refund provided
notice is given within 14 days of receipt of item. The item must be returned in the same condition as when it was received.
One day turnaround time and returns accepted up to 14 days after receipt.
Payment expected within 3 days after auction close.
FLAT RATE SHIPPING IN CONTINENTAL USA
WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AT INTERNATiONAL PUBLISHED RATES.
This includes USA Possessions and Protectorates. A Shipping quote may by required
for Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and other outlying areas.
I need to ask a favor: First of all: I will never question why you are returning an item. It is a given. But I ask that you review your bids carefully prior to bidding so that you are certain that you want the listing and are not bidding to simply see if you want it - only to return it. I cannot afford to operate in this manner, especially since glass may break when repackaged and reshipped. Thank you so very much for your care, consideration, and cooperation in this. I really appreciate your understanding. Sincerely,m