FANTASTIC DESK ACCESSORY
This wonderful BRILLIANT PERIOD LIBBEY inspired PAPERWEIGHT/CANDLE
Holder in ‘STRAWBERRY AND FAN’ pattern is in excellent condition and a
very RARE item.
When you consider it’s age, the use it has probably had (there are
minor signs of use), HAND CUT BRILLIANT cut glass, etc. – yes, the
condition is excellent. A fantastic accessory for your’s or friend’s DESK.
When you examine the opening, which is approximately 1”, you will
see it is for accommodating a candle. IT could ALSO be used as a stamp
moistener (with the center depression holding a damp sponge).
THE FOURTH PICTURE IS TAKEN FROM THE TOP OF THE OPENING, THE
FIFTH PICTURE IS TAKEN FROM THE BOTTOM WHEN USED AS A
PAPERWEIGHT WITHOUT THE CANDLE.
The Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century was due in large part
to the Libbey Company's leadership in promoting "brilliant" cut glass
as the most socially acceptable gift for weddings and other occasions.
Edwin AtLee Barber, who in his 1900 publication on American glass
wrote that Libbey, having "brought the art of cutting glass to the highest
state of perfection," set the standard of excellence in this field.
"Its fabrications," Barber claimed, "are now world-famous for the depth
and richness of their cut designs, their simplicity and complexity of
pattern, purity of color and prismatic brilliancy."
Not Signed but could have ALSO been inspired by Master Brilliant Cutter
and Designer, Aidan Scully.
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