Great looking cut glass bowling pin shaped vase up for auction The form itself is very desirable. The vase was made by the American Cut Glass CO. of Lansing , Michigan. The company was started by William C. Anderson. Anderson was the head cutter and chied designer for Libbey Cut Glass. Anderson was responsible for many if not most of the most important designs for Libbey. His work was both innovative and well conceived. On his own he created many unique and brilliant designs such as on this vase.
The vase is cut in the "Carlysle" pattern. It is a scarcely found pattern. I have only heard of a handful of known examples. The pattern features many of the characteristic Anderson motifs. T are cojoined motifs, fine miter flashing, sprigs and clear button hobstars. The overall effect is very pleasing and one of complexity in construction. The pattern is illustrated in the Chain of Evidence book on page 151. The book was the important work begun by Leigh Emmerson on the life and work of William Anderson.
As mentioned this is called a bowling pin form. I can't recall seeing much if any other Anderson pieces on this blank shape. The blank is blown and of excellent quality. It is clear and brilliant. Cutting is wonderfully executed. It is a heavy weight piece and heavily and deeply cut. This would make a superb example if one wanted a special piece of Anderosn's work.
The vase meas ures 5 inches diameter and 10 inches tall. The piece is in excellent condition with no chips or flakes. Flouresces under the blacklight to show American Brilliant (1876-1916).
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