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Vintage Brilliant cut crystal berry bowl -Beautiful!!


Selling American Brilliant Period Cut Glass ABP Glass 5" berry bowl.

This bowl came out of an elderly home where the bowl belonged to their Mother, so from early 1900's or earlier. There are a few chips, some vintage age flaking. I can't name the cutting house or pattern. Weight is 11 oz unpacked. Nice piece-picks up light beautifully, and heavy weight.

"Cut glass",must be carefully defined. "Cut glass" is glass that has been decorated entirely by hand by use of rotating wheels. Cuts are made in an otherwise completely smooth surface of the glass by artisans holding and moving the piece against various sized metal or stone wheels, to produce a predetermined pleasing pattern. Cutting may be combined with other decorative techniques, but "cut glass" usually refers to a glass object that has been decorated entirely by cutting.

Cut leaded crystal (or cut glass) has three distinguishing characteristics: a bell-like ring when gently tapped with the finger, a clarity and brilliance unmatched by pressed or molded imitations, and weight noticeably greater than the same sized piece made of unleaded glass. 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 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.

Nice dish for collectors, or to start a collection.

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I respect the environment and ship with recycled packing materials whenever I can.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 17 May, 2010.

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