Fry was already 61 when he founded this company, and had a lifetime of experience working, managing and owning other glassworks. He applied this knowledge to setting up the most modern and technically advanced glassworks in the USA, and together with his two sons they produced a wide range of high quality glass in large volumes. The company continued until the Great Depression and the death of Henry Clay Fry (in 1929) combined to cause its failure. It was closed by the receivers in 1933.
Cut Crystal Glass Initially the company made crystal glass blanks for cutting by other companies, and their own high quality cut crystal. The quality of their glass and its high lead content resulted in some of the finest cut crystal ever made in the USA. Fry cut crystal glass was marked with an acid etched stamp "Fry" in script, sometimes with other words such as "Fry Quality".It is both difficult to find and difficult to see, and sometimes was missing all together. They continued to make cut crystal until the early 1920s, when the effects of prohibition, scarce materials, and increased popularity of silver as an alternative, made it unprofitable.
For your consideration is an absolutely gorgeous American Brilliant Period signed Fry cut crystal glass pitcher and 8 matching glass tumblers. The pattern includes fern fronds and hobstars and hobstar florals with a rayed bottom and an applied handle. There are no chips or cracks. I do note some faint rubs to the bottoms where they would have been slid across a surface. Several of the items are signed with the Fry etching as shown in the last photograph.
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