Thank you for viewing and considering this listing for a gorgeous and spectacular American Brilliant Cut Glass Tray or very large plate cut by J. Bergen in the "Columbia" pattern! A super awesome expert kindly and generously offered me this information about this platter/plate/tray: This ABCG was cut by J.
Of Meriden, CT in the "COLUMBIA" pattern. However, I cannot find the makers mark.
From what I was able to glean from the research I did after being informed of the maker here is what I found out. This particular cut was difficult to achieve so perfectly with the beautiful deep clear "tusks". Early Bergen ABCG blanks were made with the best metal and the cutting very precise and entirely wheel-polished.Design is shown on several pages of the 1893 Bergen catalog (an ACGA reprint). Early Bergen pieces are among the very best glass produced during the American Brilliant Period. Their blanks were of the best metal, the cutting was precise and entirely wheel-polished. The curved tusks used in the. Design are highly favored by knowledgeable collectors. From another expert on ABCG. Please excuse the dirty window that is behind the tray in the photos! I will take better photos soon! This is a very large in diameter piece. The original blank is very thick and the cutting is also very deep and beautifully done. The sawtooth rim on the edges is in excellent condition with no missing teeth! It is very large and heavy. It is about 11.5 inches in diameter and I estimate its weight to be around 3-4 lbs as I do not have an appropriate accurate scale. This beautiful antique is in excellent condition.
It has scratches on the bottom and I cannot find any serious chips or flea bites. The scratches are visible upon close inspection and are on the underside where the tray meets a surface. I pack everything very well so it well not break in transit! I pack all glass so it arrives in perfect condition. The box will be quite large in this case since the tray/plate is so wide in diameter.I live in the 98107 zip code and can meet nearby Ballard, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Fremont or Woodland park areas. Please keep a look out on my other listings for more ABCG, art glass, antiques and fine jewelry. I will be listing more soon. I might have missed something in the description but the photos are the most accurate description of any listing in my opinion. Please feel free to ask any questions that I will do my best to answer! Thank you for looking and considering purchasing this awesome and spectacular American Brilliant Cut Glass tray or large plate made by Bergen! The item "BERGEN COLUMBIA STUNNING LARGE AMERICAN BRILLIANT (ABP) CUT GLASS CRYSTAL TRAY" is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Cut Glass\American Brilliant". The seller is "brainofmutant" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia.