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American Brilliant Cut Glass Decanter

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A highly sophisticated cut glass decanter from the American Brilliant Period in the Hobstar design

Key Features

  • A highly sophisticated cut glass decanter from the American Brilliant Period
  • This beautiful hourglass decanter is deeply cut with Hobstar patterns

Item Details

  • Height:
    13 Inches
  • Diameter:
    5 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
    Late 19th/Early 20th Century
  • Origin:
    America
This highly sophisticated cut glass decanter was crafted during the American Brilliant Period, the finest era of American glassmaking. The beautiful hourglass decanter is deeply cut with Hobstar patterns, and features a wide base fashioned to mimic a ship captain's decanter. This marvelous example of turn-of the-century glass is unmatched in clarity and brilliance.

Circa 1890

5 1/2" diameter x 13" high

The world-renowned American cut glass that came out of this "Brilliant" period (1876-1917) was the result of several innovations. Natural gas replaced coal powered furnaces, resulting in better temperature control while blowing the glass, and electricity made the previously steam powered cutting wheels more precise and efficient. Immigrants with artistic trades brought their secrets to the industry as well, and when America experienced prosperity in the late 1800s, fine glass became a symbol of elegance and wealth. At the time, American cut glass craftsmen exceeded all others worldwide and created important works of art that have maintained their high quality and beauty to this day.

References:
The American Cut Glass Industry, 1996, Jane Shadel Spillman
Brilliant Period Cut Glass, 1983, John C. Roesel

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