Antique/Vintage American Brilliant Manganese Dioxide Cut Glass
Antique/Vintage American Brilliant
cut Manganese Dioxide glass bowl, sawtooth lip with octagonal
hobnail pattern, flowers, stems, and leafs
We are very pleased to be able to
offer for your consideration this beautiful Antique American
Brilliant Manganese Dioxide cut glass bowl.
This is a very beautifully cut antique
glass bowl, It is a heavy piece with a wall thickness of approximately
3 /8 of an inch, and it has a nice ring to it, when rung. The
outside pattern along the top is octagon hobnail and 5 pyramid
squares. Below this border pattern is a clear field with four
flowers with stems and leafs. The flowers are approximately
1 7/8 inches in diameter, and each has eight petals. The bottom
is a field of octagon hobnail, separated by rows of pyramids.
The glass has an ever so faint tint of lavender which indicates
the use of Manganese Dioxide, an additive used long ago to make
a more clear glass. It was found that over time, with repeated
exposure to sunlight the Manganese Dioxide will manifest at
this lavender color, and will become even more pronounced with
This bowl is approximately 8 inches
in diameter, 3 7/8 inches tall, and it weighs approximately
2 pounds 11 ounces.
Condition- Considering it's age, this
bowl is in excellent condition. It does have one issue we must
mention, there is one chip on the inside edge of one of the
teeth in the sawtooth edge. Some may take issue with the lavender
tint, but it is my feeling that it adds additional character
to the piece.
If you are a collector of vintage
cut glass, this bowl will make an excellent addition to your
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