ITEM 6280. DEEP BOWL, deep cobalt
blue with violet highlights, dip molded cylinder with gently
flaring sides, pontil scar, 3 ¾"H x 9 ½"D,
folded and tooled mouth simulating beading or threading, a mint
bowl exhibiting the expected usage wear. American, probably blown
at a Pittsburgh Glass Works, 1830-1850, rare.
Rare in color and beautifully constructed, this stupendous bottle
glass bowl is a delightful example of the glassblower's art.
The rim detail is reminiscent of the beading found on Pittsburgh
made thistle vases of the 1840s and it is quite possible that
the piece was blown there. A South Jersey attribution is also
plausible, though to my mind less likely. In either case, this
is a GORGEOUS American bottle glass bowl with good usage wear
and loads of eye appeal.