It is cut with large flowers, buds, and deep cut leaves, and has a deep sawtooth edge. The petals and bud are uncut, unpolished gray. The Flower center is a 16 point hobstar with a clear hob center. The cutting is deep and intricate. MEASUREMENTS: 8 inches wide, 3 3/4 inches high, 4 3/4 inches at the base.There are no chips, no scratches, no bites. This Bowl is an excellent example of super high-quality Cut Glass from the beginning of the 20th Century, created by glass cut masters of Irving Cut Glass Company, which was operating in Pennsylvania from 1900 to 1930. Ut leaded crystal (or cut glass) has three distinguishing characteristics: a bell-like ring when gently tapped with the finger, clarity, and brilliance unmatched by pressed or molded imitations, and weight noticeably greater than the same sized piece made of unleaded glass. And THIS BOWL HAS IT ALL.
Even in the photos, you can see its tremendous clarity and light reflection. America's Brilliant cut glass is appropriately named, for that is literally what it is. The cutting is brilliant because it is sharp and deep, reflecting light from highly polished surfaces. It is deep because it was made from the leaded crystal that was beautiful in its clarity even though thick enough to be cut in high relief. Imaginative designers improved upon traditional motifs, arranging them in varying ways to provide for optimum reflective surfaces.
American Brilliant Period cut glass was the end product of talented, resourceful craftsmen who capitalized on new glass technology, using new cutting methods made possible with electric powered cutting tools - all at a time when beautiful handmade articles were more appreciated than their machine-made counterparts. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Bowls". The seller is "thevintagekeeperstore" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.