EARLY THUMBPRINT / ARGUS (OMN) SPHERICAL COVERED BOWL ON HIGH FOOT / COVERED COMPOTE

Lot #: 1196 Sold:  September 29, 2018, $35,100.00

bowl featuring a 32-scallop rim above seven rows of thumbprints, raised on a 12-flute double-step hollow standard and a 24-scallop circular foot with a single row of 24 thumbprints underneath, wafer construction. Reserve.

Item/Auction Attributes

Final Catalog Lot Number:
1196
Color:
colorless lead glass,
Attribution:
Bakewell, Pears & Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
Circa:
Third quarter 19th century.
Size:
20" HOA, 11" D rim, 7 1/4" DOA foot.
Condition:
Base proof, cover in excellent condition with the flange intact and less than average chipping to the edges of the scallops. Some scattered annealing lines to the base, as made.
Provenance:
Provenance: From the Al Warr collection, Easton, PA.
Owen Davis, Reno, OK.
Ex-collection of Dr. Grace O. Doane.
Low Estimate:
$5000.00
High Estimate:
$8000.00
Reference 1:
Literature: Parallels Spillman - Corning, p. 250, fig. 983; The McKearins - American Glass, pl. 213, fig. 7; Innes - Pittsburgh Glass, p. 339, pl. 360; and Palmer - Artistry and Innovation, p. 186, cat. 103.
Catalog Notes:
Catalogue Note: This is the best possible example of the largest of the four sizes made of this compote. They represent one of the most important and iconic forms of Early American pressed pattern glass. Examples in smaller sizes reside in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Corning Museum of Glass. The complete set was illustrated and cataloged together for the first time in our 9/30/06 catalog of the Harry Hoffman collection.
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