ITEM SP37. FREEBLOWN DEEP
BOWL, medium to deep green, cylindrical, huge tubular pontil
scar, 6 1/4"H x 10 1/2"D, outwardly folded collar,
manufacturer's pontil crack and several open surface blisters
on the base. American, possibly blown at the New Geneva Glass
Works, Pittsburgh, PA, 1800-1840.
OK, let's get this over with right off the bat - this soulful
bowl is not technically perfect but the so-called "pontil
crack" is no more than a manufacturer's flaw and simply
the price one must pay for a prehistoric scar of this type. The
bowl is otherwise an oft used but obviously well-loved piece
of tableware with generous size, GREAT color and a widely folded
rim reminiscent of documented bowls blown at New Geneva in the
first decade of the 19th century. If we did not already own a
similar bowl you would not see this fabulous piece with a price
tag. It is GREAT!