Antique American Brilliant Period Cut Glass 1876 Silverplate Brides Basket
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Antique American Brilliant Period Cut Glass 1876 Silverplate Brides Basket:
This brides basket is beautiful! It was made and marked Barbor Silver Co. quadruplate and the numbers 215. Samuel and Charles Barbor and the mark dates it to 1881. The silverplate bottom holder is fabilous . It has four feet, they have flowers and roman lines. They go up to a beeded border all the way around the piece. Then the base above is deeply flutted. Then there are two plain silverplate rims. Above that is a rim if flowers vines and leaves very scrolling. The top where the bowl sits is plain silverplate. The handles bow out and are covered with deep leaves and what looks like a melon half at the top. There are three flowers at the base of the handles one flower is missing. There does not seem to be any silverplate missing. No other problums to the metal holder. The early american glass bown Pattern marcellais very very deeply cut with dimonds and flowers cut in the the bowl all over, and the rim goes up and down with the edge of each flower on top.It does have a small chip and line inside the bowl but it does not go through to the out side, we can not get it with the camera we tried and tried it blends right in with the pattern, its hard to see when your looking right at it and holding it, the bowl is thick and heavy.( Please see all pictures.)The bottom has a sprial dymond print that goes to the inside smaller and smaller.The holder is 9 from handle to handel and 8 tall by 7 from foot to foot diameter. The glass bowl is 3 1/2 x 4 deep by 8 1/4 diameter. They are togather 8 tall.FREE SHIPPING!!!( PLEASE READ ABOUT THIS Glass" Defined
Let’s single out only one decorative technique, explore its demands and scope, and perhaps learn to admire and appreciate the end product. Let’s limit our attention to "cut glass", which 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.
My favorite pattern name is the "MARCELLA" (1896) probably because of what I was told by Bob Bartley who cut glass he told me that "MARCELLA" was the most difficult pattern* to cut and that he was one of only four crafts-men, sufficiently skilled to execute this pattern at a time when Libbey employed some 200 cutters. Bob said that he pestered Ed Nolan, a co-worker, until Nolan showed him the so-called trick. After learning, Bob claimed it was relativelyhard however, cutters, arelike magicians, would not reveal the trick and would keep it a secret from other craftsmen!
If you now know little or nothing about Brilliant Period cut glass, you have an exciting adventure awaiting you, for minimum effort will acquaint you with a thoroughly American art form that is rapidly being rediscovered and appreciated by connoisseurs and collectors across the land . PLEASE LOOK AT OUR OTHER sales thank you! Winner, please make payment within 2 days. Thank you for looking at our sales. We are not antique dealers, but have sold antiques on for 12 years. We describe everything to the best of our ability. We mention any damage we see, but we are not experts so please refer to photos and ask questions. Every piece is sold in found condition. Winning buyer please pay within 2 days. PLEASE LOOK AT OUR OTHER sales! (WE DO NOT SHIP OUT OF THE USA.)This sale includes FREE SHIPPING ANDINCLUDES INSURANCE. PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFOR offerDING THANK YOU.